Monday, 18 February 2008

Dar resumes rail freight services on central line

From The East African, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) has resumed freight services on the central line from Dar es Salaam to upcountry stations after restoring vandalised sections of the track at a cost of $2 million.

The Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tabora and Kigoma route forms the central line of the country’s railway system and runs just about the middle of the country.

The services resumed on February 5 from Dar es Salaam port/Ilala via Mwanza, Kigoma and on to Isaka in the country’s northwest.

Hassan Shaaban, principal commercial manager of TRL, told The EastAfrican in Dar es Salaam that the freight services, which will use containers as well as covered and open wagons, will initially be limited.

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