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East African Railway Master Plan

Index East African Railway Master Plan

The East African Railway Master Plan is a proposal for rejuvenating railways serving Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda and adding railways to serve Rwanda and Burundi. [1]

75 relations: Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Automatic block signaling, Awash–Weldiya Railway, Axle load, Babanusa-Wau Railway, BBC, Bogie exchange, Branch line, Break of gauge, Burundi, Business Day (South Africa), Cape to Cairo Railway, Commuter rail, Congo River, CPCS Transcom Limited, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dry port, East Africa, East African Community, ECOWAS rail, Ethiopia, Gauge Change Train, Indian Ocean, Intermodal container, Isaka, Isaka–Kigali Standard Gauge Railway, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kampala, Kenya, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kidatu, Kigali, Kisumu, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria ferries, Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor, Loading gauge, Lualaba River, Metre-gauge railway, Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, Mwanza, Nairobi, Narrow-gauge railway, North–South Corridor Project, Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority, Port Bell, Rail transport in Ethiopia, Rail transport in Japan, Rail transport in Kenya, ..., Rail transport in South Sudan, Rail transport in Tanzania, Rail transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rift Valley Railways Consortium, Rwanda, South Sudan, Standard-gauge railway, Syokimau, Tanzania, Tanzania Railways Limited, TAZARA Railway, The New Times (Rwanda), Trans Africa Railway Corporation, TransAfricaRail, Transloading, Transport in Burundi, Transport in Rwanda, Transporter wagon, Transshipment, Uganda, Uganda Railways Corporation, Variable gauge, Vicicongo line, Weldiya–Mekelle Railway, 25 kV AC railway electrification. Expand index (25 more) »

Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway

The Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway is a new standard gauge international railway that serves as the backbone of the new Ethiopian National Railway Network.

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American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is a North American railway industry group.

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Automatic block signaling

Automatic block signaling (ABS) is a railroad communications system that consists of a series of signals that divide a railway line into a series of sections, or "blocks".

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Awash–Weldiya Railway

The Awash–Weldiya Railway is a standard gauge railway under construction, that will serve as a northward extension of the new Ethiopian National Railway Network.

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Axle load

The axle load of a wheeled vehicle is the total weight felt by the roadway for all wheels connected to a given axle.

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Babanusa-Wau Railway

Babanusa-Wau Railway is an international railway line from the town of Babanusa in Sudan to South Sudan's second largest city Wau.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Bogie exchange

Bogie exchange is a system for operating railway wagons on two or more gauges to overcome difference in the track gauge.

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Branch line

A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.

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Break of gauge

With railways, a break of gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.

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Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

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Business Day (South Africa)

Business Day is a national daily newspaper in South Africa, published from Monday to Friday and also available as an e-paper.

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Cape to Cairo Railway

The Cape to Cairo Railway is an uncompleted project to cross Africa from south to north by rail.

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Commuter rail

Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.

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Congo River

The Congo River (also spelled Kongo River and known as the Zaire River) is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile and the second largest river in the world by discharge volume of water (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of.

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CPCS Transcom Limited

CPCS Transcom Limited (commonly known as CPCS) is an award-winning international infrastructure development firm specialising in private sector participation in transportation and power infrastructure, operations, investment, policy and regulation.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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Dry port

A dry port (sometimes inland port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations.

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East Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern region of the African continent, variably defined by geography.

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East African Community

The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organization composed of six countries in the African Great Lakes region in eastern Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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ECOWAS rail

One of the goals of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is the development of an integrated railroad network.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Gauge Change Train

The Gauge Change Train (GCT) or is the name given to a Japanese project started in 1994 to develop a high-speed train with variable gauge axles to allow inter-running between the Shinkansen network, and the narrow gauge regional rail network.

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).

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Intermodal container

An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.

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Isaka

Isaka is a small town and station on the narrow-gauge Mwanza railway line of Tanzania which connects to the seaport of Dar es Salaam.

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Isaka–Kigali Standard Gauge Railway

The Isaka–Kigali Standard Gauge Railway is a planned railway line linking the town of Isaka in Tanzania to the city of Kigali in Rwanda.

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is an international airport in Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya.

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Kampala

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Kenya Railways Corporation

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), also Kenya Railways (KR) is the national railway of Kenya.

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Kidatu

Kidatu is a town in central Tanzania, located in Kilombero District, Morogoro Region.

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Kigali

Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda.

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Kisumu

Kisumu, officially known as Kisumu City (and formerly Port Florence), is the Kenyan inland port city on Lake Victoria and the capital city of Kisumu County, Kenya.

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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake.

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Lake Victoria ferries

Lake Victoria ferries are motor ships (earlier examples were steamboats) carrying freight and passengers among Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya on Lake Victoria.

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Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor

Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project, also known as Lamu corridor is a transport and infrastructure project in Kenya that, when complete, will be the country's second transport corridor.

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Loading gauge

A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.

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Lualaba River

The Lualaba River flows entirely within the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Metre-gauge railway

Metre-gauge railways are narrow-gauge railways with track gauge of or 1 metre.

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Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway

The Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is a standard-gauge railway that connects Kenya's port city of Mombasa to Nairobi, the nation's capital.

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Mwanza

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern eastern shores of Lake Victoria in north western Tanzania.

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Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.

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Narrow-gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.

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North–South Corridor Project

The North–South Corridor Project is a major proposal to upgrade and extend land transport links (road and rail) in Southern Africa.

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Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority

The Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) is an intergovernmental body in Eastern Africa tasked with the job of coordinating transport infrastructure improvements.

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Port Bell

Port Bell is a small industrial centre in the greater metropolitan Kampala area, in Uganda.

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Rail transport in Ethiopia

Rail transport in Ethiopia is done within the National Railway Network of Ethiopia, which is mostly in planning and construction stage and currently consists of four electrified standard gauge railway lines: the Addis Ababa Light Rail, the Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway, the Awash–Weldiya Railway and the Weldiya–Mekelle Railway.

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Rail transport in Japan

Rail transport in Japan is a major means of passenger transport, especially for mass and high-speed travel between major cities and for commuter transport in metropolitan areas.

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Rail transport in Kenya

Rail transport in Kenya consists of a metre-gauge network that is in poor condition and a new standard gauge railway (SGR) that is under construction.

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Rail transport in South Sudan

Rail transport in South Sudan does not have an extensive rail system and current rail infrastructure, which was constructed between 1959-1962, and what has been left over from the previous Sudan government is in a serious state of disrepair.

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Rail transport in Tanzania

Rail transport in Tanzania is conducted by two companies (Tanzania Railways Corporation and TAZARA).

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Rail transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rail transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is provided by the Congo Railroad Company (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo) and the Office National des Transports (Congo) (ONATRA) and the Office of the Uele Railways (Office des Chemins de fer des Ueles, CFU).

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Rift Valley Railways Consortium

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is a consortium that was established to manage the parastatal railways of Kenya and Uganda.

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Rwanda

Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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South Sudan

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.

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Standard-gauge railway

A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.

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Syokimau

Syokimau is a residential area in the west of Machakos County, Kenya, just south of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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Tanzania Railways Limited

The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is a state-owned enterprise that runs one of Tanzania's two main railway networks.

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TAZARA Railway

The TAZARA Railway, also called the Uhuru Railway or the Tanzam Railway, is a railway in East Africa linking the port of Dar es Salaam in east Tanzania with the town of Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia's Central Province.

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The New Times (Rwanda)

The New Times is a national English language newspaper in Rwanda.

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Trans Africa Railway Corporation

The Trans Africa Railway Corporation is a company that runs the break of gauge transshipment station at Kidatu, Tanzania.

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TransAfricaRail

TransAfricaRail is a proposal dated 2009 to use raw materials of African countries to build a railway network from Sudan in the east to Cameroon in the west.

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Transloading

Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another.

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Transport in Burundi

There are a number of systems of transport in Burundi, including road and water-based infrastructure, the latter of which makes use of Lake Tanganyika.

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Transport in Rwanda

The transport system in Rwanda centres primarily around the road network.

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Transporter wagon

A transporter wagon, in railway terminology, is a wagon (UIC) or railroad car (US) designed to carry other railway equipment.

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Transshipment

Transshipment or transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, then to yet another destination.

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Uganda

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

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Uganda Railways Corporation

The Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is the parastatal railway of Uganda.

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Variable gauge

A variable gauge system allows railway vehicles in a train to travel across a break of gauge caused by two railway networks with differing track gauges.

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Vicicongo line

Chemins de fer des Uele (Uele Railways or Vicicongo line) is a narrow-gauge line in the north east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Weldiya–Mekelle Railway

The Weldiya–Mekelle Railway is a standard gauge railway under construction, that will serve as a northward extension of the new Ethiopian National Railway Network and connects Mekelle to Addis Ababa and Djibouti via the Awash-Weldiya railway.

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25 kV AC railway electrification

25 kV alternating current electrification is commonly used in railway electrification systems worldwide, especially for high-speed rail.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Railway_Master_Plan

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