August 20, 2015
Form six high school students and teachers from Baobab High School in Bagamoyo, Coast Region of Tanzania have visited TAZARA Station on a familiarization tour and called for the Governments of Tanzania and Zambia not to relent in supporting TAZARA.
Main TAZARA Activities
We run three types of passenger trains, i.e. Express, Ordinary and Special Trains. Apart from conveying people, passenger trains also transport parcels and luggage using the parcel vans attached to the passenger trains. Each parcel van can carry up to 15.7
We operate two types of freight trains i.e. through traffic and local traffic trains. Through traffic trains convey cargo originating from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia and vice versa. Local traffic trains convey intermediate cargo
We maintain and operate two quarries: the Mununga Quarry in Mpika, Zambia and the Kongolo Quarry in Mbeya, Tanzania. Each of the two quarries has the capacity to produce more than 2,000mt of quarry products per hour. The two plants
The TAZARA Training Centre (TTC) was constructed at the inception of TAZARA, in 1975, for the purpose of equipping In-service staff and new entrants to the Railway Industry with skills required by TAZARA to support its operations. TTC is situated
We have three engineering workshops, located in Dar es Salaam, Mbeya and Mpika. The Mbeya workshop was specifically set up to undertake the maintenance of General Electric/Krupp (Diesel Electric) Locomotives and all scopes of repair, including the rehabilitation of locomotives
At TAZARA, we realize that we do not operate in a vacuum. Our relationship to the society and communities in which we exist is a critical factor in our ability to continue to operate peacefully and effectively. TAZARA spans a
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August 3, 2015
I have noted the China cooperation with Africa through the famous UHURU (Freedom) railway (TAZARA) which has gained and continues to gain strength every year since construction in the early seventies (1970s). Countries that benefit from TAZARA, including the sub-regions