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$US51M ZAMBIAN SIGNALLING CONTRACT

According to Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) chief executive Muyenga Atanga, a $US51 million agreement signed with a consortium on 5 February will result in a “first-in-Africa” signalling system. Bombardier global head of industrial and mining Valentine Paramasivam sis quoted saying that Zambia would be the first African country to instal his company’s latest signalling equipment: […]

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ZAMBIA RAILWAY REHABILITATION

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) has begun its rehabilitation programme by awarding tenders to 32 local companies, which are to work on the section from Chililabombwe to Livingstone. The work is being funded by a $US120 million government disbursement from the $750 million Eurobond obtained in 2012. When complete in 2015, it will be possible to […]

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ZAMBIAN PANDROL CLIPS STOLEN

On the night of 2 February, 200 steel pandrol clips were removed from more than 60 metres of main-line track between Mazabuka and Lubombo in Zambia. Had a train arrived before the damage was detected, a serious derailment would have resulted. Southern Province deputy police chief Alfred Nawa appealed to the community to assist in […]

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DRC & ZAMBIAN MINERALS TO USE CFB

Rehabilitation of Caminhos de ferro de Benguela (CFB) is very nearly complete. The railway covers a distance of 1,344km from the port of Lobito to Angola’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Altogether there are 67 stations, including a number of fine structures built by the Chinese contractors. Speaking prior to an end-of-November […]

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ZAMBIAN PASSENGER SERVICE

Daily passenger trains continue to run between Livingstone and Ndola, one in each direction. Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) managing director Muyenga Atanga gave this assurance in the light of fears – following the northbound train burnout on 11 October at Natebe near Livingstone – that the service would have to be curtailed. It is hoped, […]

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ZAMBIA. LUSAKA – BEIRA RAIL ROUTE LAUNCHED

It was announced on 11 October that Zambian transport and communications minister Yamfwa Mukanga had officially relaunched freight rail service between Lusaka and the port of Beira in Mozambique after a break of 25 years. Mukanga told Zambia Railways Ltd (ZRL) CEO Muyenga Atanga that he wants 40,000 tons to be conveyed monthly. Professor Atanga […]

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SEVEN ZAMBIAN COACHES BURNED

On 11 October, the seven-coach northbound Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) passenger train caught fire at Natebe near Livingstone in the country’s Southern Province. All the vehicles were badly damaged. Concerns that this would affect the daily passenger workings in each direction between Livingstone and Ndola have been allayed by ZRL managing director Muyenga Atanga who […]

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FERTILIZER FOR ZAMBIA RAILED FROM BEIRA

On 3 October, a 25-wagon train left the port of Beira in Mozambique, carrying 1,000 tonnes of fertilizer bound for Zambia. This was the first consignment from a shipment of 10,000 import tonnes offloaded in the harbour. The train is routed along the Machipanda line to Mutare in Zimbabwe. It continues from there via Harare […]

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NEW COACHES FOR ZAMBIA

Acknowledging that rail passenger services had been “neglected” in the past, Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) chief executive officer Muyenga Atanga has announced plans to acquire 24 new coaches. It is intended to have these delivered within eight months, he says. In the immediate future, 13 diesel-electric locomotives are to be rehabilitated and work is to […]

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ZAMBIA-NAMIBIA LINK

In terms of the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor scheme (Wbnlc), Zambia has reopened discussion on building a rail link between Livingstone and Namibia. The line envisaged would pass through Katima Mulilo (on the Zambian border at the Zambezi crossing) in the Caprivi Strip and join the Namibian system at Grootfontein, railhead of a branch from […]

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