23 September 2022

TAZARA: Temporary suspension of passenger train services in Zambia!

The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has announced the temporary suspension of passenger train services in Zambia due to a goods train accident in the Nakonde District. The accident took place on 22 September 2022 at 09:45 and involved a freight train (Train No. A779, Loco No.3009/3019) operated by African Inland Container Depot (AFICD), a Tanzanian based private railway operator with “open access” rights on the TAZARA infrastructure. The train, comprising two locomotives and 26 wagons, was transporting 1,414 metric tons of cargo from the Port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Ndola, Zambia. 19 of the 26 wagens capsized in a curve between Msanza Station and Kapwila Station. 520 railway concrete sleepers and 52 rails were damagaed. There were no injuries to human life.
Consequently, therefore, the section between Msanza and Kapwila is temporarily closed for repairs and passenger train services between Kasama and Nakonde shall remain suspended until further notice. We'll keep you posted!

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