RVR Launches US$9.3mn Technology Upgrade

News: Rift Valley Railways (RVR), the operator of the Kenya-Uganda railway, has launched a US$9.3mn technology upgrade, which would include the installation of a global positioning system-based software to centrally control the movement of trains and cargo along the railway track. RVR, a platform company of Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital, has also purchased automated train warrant software, which allows online monitoring from an operations control centre in Nairobi, according to a press release. The upgrade is expected to eliminate waiting time at stations by providing priority track access to trains carrying cargo, according to RVR CEO Darlan De David.

RVR Launches US$9.3mn Technology Upgrade

News: Rift Valley Railways (RVR), the operator of the Kenya-Uganda railway, has launched a US$9.3mn technology upgrade, which would include the installation of a global positioning system-based software to centrally control the movement of trains and cargo along the railway track. RVR, a platform company of Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital, has also purchased automated train warrant software, which allows online monitoring from an operations control centre in Nairobi, according to a press release. The upgrade is expected to eliminate waiting time at stations by providing priority track access to trains carrying cargo, according to RVR CEO Darlan De David.

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