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Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, South Africa

Rail transport in the Johannesburg area of South Africa entered a new era in 2011 with the opening of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link. The project will serve the Gauteng area with a rapid transport service, providing a safe, efficient and reliable service to both commuters and airport travellers. The ...

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Accra-Tema Railway Line, Ghana

The 24km Accra-Tema rail line is located between Accra, the capital city of Ghana, and Tema a city in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Accra has a population of 1,963,264, while Tema is one of 209,000. The city of Accra is well served by airways, railways and roadways. The ...

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Casablanca Tramway, Morocco

The Casablanca Tramway line is the biggest of its kind in Morocco when it comes to the stations covered and line length. The first line of Casablanca Tramway opened to the public in December 2012. The King of Morocco, His Majesty Mohammed VI, officiallyinaugurated the tram service. The 31km tram ...

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Rabat-Salé Tramway, Morocco

The tramway service between Rabat and Salé cities in Morocco was opened on 23 May 2011. The total length of the dual-line tramway network is 19.5km. The mass transit system is expected to bring many economic and social benefits to Morocco. It is operated by Veolia Transdev. The tramway meets ...

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Lagos Rail Mass Transit System, Nigeria

Nigeria’s largest city Lagos is constructing a light rail system under a public private partnership (PPP). The project is sponsored by the Lagos State Government (LSG) and will be developed by Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) on behalf of LSG. LAMATA has proposed seven lines in the network: Red, ...

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Algiers Metro, Algeria

Algiers Metro was inaugurated on 31 October 2011 after nearly three decades of development. It is Algeria’s first metro system and the second metro transport system in Africa. The metro serves three million inhabitants of the city of Algiers, carrying 300,000 passengers every day. The underground transit system currently has ...

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Cairo Metro, Egypt

With a population of approximately 17 million, Cairo is one of the most densely populated cities in Africa. Its railway system, operated by Egyptian National Railways (ENR), transports nearly 500 million passengers and 12 million tons of freight each year. Cairo Metro is the first metro network in Africa and ...

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Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line, Nigeria

The Abuja-Kaduna rail line is one of the first standard gauge railway modernisation projects (SGRMP) undertaken in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. The standard gauge line connects federal capital city Abuja with its commercial capital Kaduna, enabling faster movement of goods and people between the two cities. The ...

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