Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway

 

News article: Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway

AFRICA: Expressions of interest in a contract to finance, design, build, operate and maintain a 1661 km railway linking the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania with Burundi and Rwanda have been invited by the three countries.

  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Hopefully one day the main lines in Africa will all be on Standard Gauge as they are in the areas where the French settled the countries I mean not the 1,000mm gauge from the old colonial times.  I think northern Africa is mainline Standard Gauge.

Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Hopefully one day the main lines in Africa will all be on Standard Gauge as they are in the areas where the French settled the countries I mean not the 1,000mm gauge from the old colonial times.  I think northern Africa is mainline Standard Gauge.

Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway
NSWGR8022
In April 2017, construction started on stage 1 of the standard gauge railway in Tanzania.

Later stages extend to Burundi and Rwanda, giving these two landlocked countries two routes to the sea, one via Tanzania and the other via Uganda and Kenya.

The SG line in Tanzania roughly parallels the old metre gauge line, the future of which is unclear. Given the availability of heavy duty earth moving machinery, etc., the new SG will be much improved re curves, gradients and speeds compared to the old MG line.

See: http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/africa/tanzania-launches-standard-gauge-railway-project.html
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Hopefully one day the main lines in Africa will all be on Standard Gauge.

Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway
NSWGR8022
Several countries are now building Standard Gauge lines, with plans to link them up. They haven't yet said what will happen to the obsolete narrow gauge lines.

* Ethiopia & Djibouti.
* Kenya & Uganda & Rwanda & Burundi & Eastern Congo
* Tanzania & second lines to Rwanda & Burundi

* Senegal is building a SG Metro, even though the country lines are Metre Gauge.
* Nigeria is building SG lines to replace NG lines.

* The following counties seem to want to link their Metre Gauge lines: Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Senegal, Mali. This makes a fairly large contiguous MG system. Will the sleepers be gauge convertible?

* North Africa is SG, as are most of adjacent Middle East and Europe. A SG link to China is plausible.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Tanzania and Rwanda have signed an agreement to extend the new Standard Gauge Railway in Tanzania to connect with land-locked Rwanda and Burundi. The line will be electrified, presumably with 25kVA, like Queensland.

See: http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/africa/rwanda-and-tanzania-sign-standard-gauge-railway-agreement.html
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
* North Africa is SG, as are most of adjacent Middle East and Europe. A SG link to China is plausible.
awsgc24
just fix up the destroyed lines in Syria Lebanon and Iraq and build a SG line via Afghanistan into china BOOM 4472 hauling the orient express from London to hong kong
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The following diagram shows the proposed goods and passenger station at Kigali, Rwanda. There is a large triangle.

It is not clear if this station allows for extension to eastern DR Congo.

See: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/227911
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
* North Africa is SG, as are most of adjacent Middle East and Europe. A SG link to China is plausible.
just fix up the destroyed lines in Syria Lebanon and Iraq and build a SG line via Afghanistan into china BOOM 4472 hauling the orient express from London to hong kong
Dangersdan707
Need to connect with Egypt's southern terminus I think its called Aswan, but might go to a town slightly further south. Map shows track.

Then a few hundred km south you meet Sudan, which uses NG, the railway runs to the border. Then it gets messy to go into Ethiopia which is also metre gauge and into Kenya.


Nth of Egypt
Rebuild the line across the Sinai into Israel, then into Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

Or go into Jordan near the via lower Israel, rebuild the phosphate line to SG and reopen the remaining section to Amman, across the border to Damascus and then on to Turkey.


Anyone managing to pull off the above and keep the line open, running efficiently and without delays is likely the worlds best diplomat.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Then a few hundred km south you meet Sudan, which uses NG, the railway runs to the border. Then it gets messy to go into Ethiopia which is also metre gauge and into Kenya.
RTT_Rules
Updates:

Ethiopia has opened new SG to replace old MG.

Kenya has opened part of its SG which will replace most if not all of its MG

Tanzania is similar to Kenya.

Extra SG line will linh to Juba in South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern DRC (Congo).

Overall SG promises to have quite a bit of interconnected SG in East Africa. MG will mostly disappear, leaving only SG and CG (Cape Gage) in east and southern Africa.

Note that SG has yet to cross any borders when no railways currently exist.

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