WimbledonW Junior Train Controller

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Railnet International and the Zambian Ministry of Transport was recently signed for a yet another new Standard Gauge Railway Line. Estimated length of 1,000km, as a 30 year, BOT – Build Operate Transfer - going from North to South, from Livingston into the Copperbelt. The North American style railroad will be built with concrete ties, heavy haul ready and be used for freight (double stack) and passenger services.

If all goes according to plan, construction should begin in the first half of 2021 with the view of significant local job creation and training. The estimated initial value of USD$11 billion and that is just the start! We discuss suppliers for rolling stock, freight and passenger as well as signalling, railway track supply, building as well as engineering, design and depot facilities.

DRCongo, Mali and Senegal amongst others, as well as the opportunity to add Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, to the Zambia contract. We look forward to following their progress.

Roll on Standard Gauge Railways (SGR).

RA March 2020

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  NSWGR8022 Assistant Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Livingston is the point where the Victoria Falls bridge takes trains into Zimbabwe what an amazing project this be.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
This sounds like a dud project, a landlocked SG line. Seriously? I doubt it will get off the ground. Better off upgrading the existing NG for half the price and getting the same results. I'll be surprised if this gets off the ground. Africa sure is getting into a gauge muddle again...
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
This sounds like a dud project, a landlocked SG line. Seriously? I doubt it will get off the ground. Better off upgrading the existing NG for half the price and getting the same results. I'll be surprised if this gets off the ground. Africa sure is getting into a gauge muddle again...
Dangersdan707
Sounds like some massive potential mineral haulage in the area.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Look up Railnet International and check out the management team. Then consider a US style SG line in the middle of Africa that goes nowhere, and all connections are cape gauge. Is it really 1890 all over again?

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