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Alstom wins $5.8 billion S.Africa rail tender: official

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The South African government on Wednesday announced a consortium led by Alstom had won a $5.8 billion tender to overhaul the country's passenger railways. 

South Africa's Minister for Transport Ben Martins, shown September 18, announced a consortium led by Alstom had won a $5.8 billion tender to overhaul the country's passenger railways.

Transport Minister Ben Martins said a group led by the France-based firm would build 600 trains and 3,600 waggons over a 10-year period from 2015 to 2025.

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