TAZARA is gateway to the Eastern, Central and Southern African business markets covering both the SADC and COMESA regional groupings, runs from the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to the town of New Kapiri Mposhi in Central Zambia where it links with the existing Zambia Railways System. The gauge of the line is same at 1067 millimeters (three and half feet) as that of Zambia Railways as well as all the other main trunk lines in Central and Southern Africa. Excellent, this is the really Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority, your preferred Transporter.
TAZARA is one of the few railways in the region with excellent motive power (3,000 hp diesel electric locomotives), as well as over 1,500 wagons of various capacities ranging from 30 metric tones to 90 metric tones capacity to suit any type of cargo handling. TAZARA as a major transportation company provide the following services:
TAZARA operates train services tailored to customer specifications such as block trains for customers with big volumes of cargo which can be scheduled to the customers timing. All trains are escorted by armed state police officers to ensure and guarantee safety of customer’s goods at all times, as well as strict accountability by handling crews.
TAZARA operates two cross border Passenger Trains weekly every Tuesday and Fridays from New Kapiri Mposhi as well as from Dar es Salaam. These trains have First Class coaches with 4 berths per compartment, Second Class coaches with 6 berths per compartment, a semi-luxurious super sitter coach and third class coaches.
The passenger train offers you:
Comfortable beds and clean beddings
On board meals and drinks
Shower rooms where you can enjoy a cold healthy shower
On board entertainment in its lounge cars.
On board customers and immigration facilities
PARCELS TRAIN SERVICES
TAZARA has a Parcels Train operating between the Port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia. The Parcels Trains are not subjected to stoppages at the border as parcels are custom cleared in advance at Dar es Salaam so no delays are expected. The rates for through parcels are very competitive. Its frequency is once for every month and minimum acceptable weight is 20kgs. The frequency of these trains can be increased on demand.