TAZARA resumes operations after 13 days


Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) yesterday resumed its full main line operations following a successful re-railing of the de-railed rescue crane.

TAZARA Head of Public Relations Conrad Simuchile told ZANIS in a statement today that both passenger and freight operations have reverted to full gear.

Mr. Simuchile said the express passenger train was dispatched from Dar es Salaam at 15:50 hours yesterday while two freight trains carrying copper and maize from Zambia reached Dar es Salaam last night.

He explained that threes trains will today be dispatched from Dar es Salaam, with one carrying fuel destined for Malawi and two others carrying fertilizer, cooking oil and other mixed goods all consigned to Zambia.

He said other transit trains that have resumed rolling from Malimba, Tunduma and Mpika include three trains carrying copper cathodes and maize all headed to Dar es Salaam from Zambia.

Mainland operations at TAZARA were suspended 13 days ago following the derailment of a rescue crane, about 64.6 kilometres from Dar es Salaam while attempting to salvage wagons that were involved in an accident.



  1. we want to see tazara perform!! restructuring and human resource development. the truth of the matter is that tazara workers are among the lowest paid in ZAMBIA. MOST OF THEM GET 1200 US NET PAY

  2. TAZARA please, start bringing our cars from Dar to Zambia. Advertise this product and give us your rates as well as shipping during and so forth so we can make informed decisions.

  3. @5 BaDaddy: Brilliant idea, problem with Tazara is that they are not innovative; still want to operate like they are in 1942??? Why can’t they have car carriers? So that people can clear vehicles from Kapiri Dry Port?? Wonder how their Organization structure is as they would have divisions / Departments based on products. By this time in Age, they would have Speed Trains and would cash in on tourists also. ZAMBIA we have this opportunity we can’t explore. Imagine trains all the way to South Luangwa 5 star service on board??? TAZARA /ZAMBIA RAILWAYS WAKE UP !!!!!!

  4. @5 BaDaddy & 6Prince you guys have brilliant ideas,if only who ever in charge can do something about car importing via rail,they can be making a lot of cash.Especially now that they are getting copper straight from the plant in Kitwe.There are types of wagons that are not being used . Hope the acting MD will do something.

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