TAZARA resumes operations after 13 days

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Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) yesterday resumed its full main line operations following a successful re-railing of the de-railed rescue crane.


TAZARA Head of Public Relations Conrad Simuchile told ZANIS in a statement today that both passenger and freight operations have reverted to full gear.


Mr. Simuchile said the express passenger train was dispatched from Dar es Salaam at 15:50 hours yesterday while two freight trains carrying copper and maize from Zambia reached Dar es Salaam last night.


He explained that threes trains will today be dispatched from Dar es Salaam, with one carrying fuel destined for Malawi and two others carrying fertilizer, cooking oil and other mixed goods all consigned to Zambia.


He said other transit trains that have resumed rolling from Malimba, Tunduma and Mpika include three trains carrying copper cathodes and maize all headed to Dar es Salaam from Zambia.


Mainland operations at TAZARA were suspended 13 days ago following the derailment of a rescue crane, about 64.6 kilometres from Dar es Salaam while attempting to salvage wagons that were involved in an accident.