10 November 2015

Tanzania & Zambia: TAZARA receives new locomotives & passenger coaches!

update (16 Dec 2015): A trial run for TAZARA's new coaches

Be the first to ride this train:Monday 7th Dec, Dar es Salaam to New Kapiri-Mposhi, Departing 3:50pmSaturday 12th Dec, New Kapiri-Mposhi to Dar es Salaam, Departing 4:00pm
Posted by TAZARA Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority on Sunday, 6 December 2015

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), which links Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania  with New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia's Central Province, has received four new diesel-electric mainline locomotives as well as 18 new passenger coaches valued at US$22.4 million. The new equipment was purchased through the 15th Protocol of Economic and Technical Cooperation, a trilateral loan agreement signed by the three Governments of China, Tanzania and Zambia. The four new mainline locomotives raise the current daily availability of TAZARA's mainline locomotives from 12 to 16. Aged between 25-30 years, most of the old mainline locomotives that are currently in operation have outlived their lifespans and are frequently breaking down. TAZARA expects that the new locomotives and passenger coaches will increase the availability and reliability of its struggeling passenger train service significantly.

TAZARA's new locomotives

TAZARA's new passenger coaches

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