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Time to boardWe have transported over 30 million persons in the last four decades. We ease mobility for the disadvantaged rural dwellers in Zambia & Tanzania. Whether a local or a tourist from abroad, our trains have a love story to share with you.See our train fares
TAZARA the peopleOver 1million people have passed through our employment system. It's the people who make everything possibleSee TAZARA in photos
Ship to railWe have transported more than 30 million metric tons of freight between Zambia and Tanzania and in the region in the last four decades. We have modern cargo terminus, complete with gantry cranes and other handling facilities at New Kapiri Mposhi, Kasama, Makambako and Dar es Salaam stations.View the Tariff book

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Passenger Services

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

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Freight Services

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

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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


Training Centre

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

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Engineering Workshops

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

One of the schools we support

Our Care for Society

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


This column is open to all TAZARA staff and stakeholders who may have something progressive to share with the TAZARA community. The Editor reserves the right to choose what to publish.Views and opinions in this column are strictly those of the authors and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Authority.

  • TAZARA more vital now than ever before

    December 22, 2014

    When the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) was first built, idealism was probably just as a leading deciding factor as exporting Zambia’s copper without using South African ports. Today, much of that idealism has been replaced by the common sense of

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