The TAZARA journey takes you through natural county-side scenic beauty. This is one feature tourists like. Whether you are on a tourist, business or person trip, train travel is one of the safest modes of transportation and you get to enjoy looking out the windowTravel through natural
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Going to boardOver 30million passengers have been transported by us in the last four decades. We ease mobility for the most disadvantaged rural communities in both Zambia and Tanzania. Tourists love our trains too.See passenger train fairs
TAZARA the peopleOver 1million people have passed through the TAZARA employment system.dolor. Its the people who make everything possibleSee TAZARA in photos
Ship to railWe have transported more than 30 million metric tons of freight between the countries of 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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  • Re-organisation of passenger train operations

    November 2, 2014

    Aug 19, 2014 Dar es Salaam, 18 August 2014 – The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) takes this opportunity to announce the re-organisation of passenger train operations and introduction of new timetables. With effect from Tuesday 26 August 2014, the inter-state

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Main TAZARA Activities


Passenger Services

Passenger Services TAZARA runs 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


Freight Services

Freight Services TAZARA operates 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



TAZARA has two quarries, Mununga Quarry in Mpika, Zambia and Kongolo Quarry in Mbeya, Tanzania, each with the capacity to produce more than 2,000mt of quarry products per hour. The two plants produce high quality ballast as the main product


Training School

TAZARA 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.


Engineering Workshops

There are 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


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