Rwanda And Tanzania To Use Electric Trains On Their SGR Line

The transport ministers of Rwanda and Tanzania met in Kigali over the weekend to review the design of Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway. They have agreed to drop the proposed use of diesel engines in favour of electric locomotives. Once completed, the line will link the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam and Kigali; a stretch of 1,320km. The reasons for the switch from diesel to electric is to reduce travel times for both cargo and passenger traffic, as well as environmental concerns. This move


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