05 December 2017

TAZARA: Suspension of train services in Zambia!

We just got information from the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) that all TAZARA Railway services between the Stations in New Kapiri Mposhi and Nakonde in Zambia have been suspended due to industrial action by TAZARA's unionized employees in Zambia who are demanding payment of their unpaid salaries for October and November 2017.
The suspension of services implies that the Mukuba Express Train that was due to run from
New Kapiri Mposhi to Dar es Salaam on 05 December 2017 will not do so. Similarly, the Kilimanjaro Ordinary Train that is currently running southbound from Dar es Salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi, will not proceed beyond Mbeya Station in Tanzania.
The suspension of services in
Zambia will remain in place until further notice.

The TAZARA Railway, operated by the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), is a railroad in East Africa linking the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania with the town of New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia's Central Province.

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