Wednesday, 25 February 2009

TRL introduces another services on Central Line

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Victor Karega

The Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) will next month introduce an additional express train service using third class (seating) passenger coaches on the central line to ease overcrowding.

A statement issued by the company yesterday said the new service from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, would start on March 1.

The new service is intended to increase efficiency, according to a statement signed by TRL managing director Hundilal Chaudhary.

He said the service would be followed by improved punctuality, maintainability and cleanliness of the rolling stock.

According to him, the introduction of two express passenger-service to Mwanza on Saturdays and to Kigoma on Wednesdays early this month, has proved very successful in terms of punctuality and comfort of passengers.

The company's management has called on the traveling public to desist from vandalising the newly introduced third class sleeper coaches.

Since it started its operations in 2007, TRL has been marred by industrial disputes which disrupted its operations.

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