Tuesday, 30 October 2007

TRL must ensure passenger safety

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By The Editor

RESUMPTION of train services along the central railway line between Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Kigoma on Thursday is welcome news indeed.

Prior to the resumption, passengers to Mwanza and Kigoma from Dar es Salaam had to travel by road to Dodoma to catch the train to their inland destinations. Passengers to Dar es Salaam from Mwanza and Kigoma had to disembark in Dodoma where they had to board buses at their own expense.

All this of course inconvenienced travellers a great deal. Travellers, some of them moving with their families and belongings, had to bear additional costs for meals and at times, accommodation, while waiting for their preferred buses to Dar es Salaam. Their ordeal would now be over with the resumption of the full-stretch services.

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