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Friday, 2 June 2017

1580 km of Zimbabwe rail now dysfunctional

The National Railways of Zimbabwe has about 3512 out of 75153 wagons in service while the paratstal has 168 fleet of locomotives of which 60 are in service.

The NRZ revealed this in its introduction during the recapitalisation pre-conference meeting.

The parastatal stated that an estimated 10% of its tracks infrastructure is under cautions temporary speed restrictions.

"The automated centralised train control system which covered the network's mainline of about 1580 km is now dysfunctional while the 133km electrified section between Dabuka in Gweru and Msasa in Harare was vandalised resulting in total suspension of electric locomotives," said the NRZ.

The parastatal needs $400 million for the initial recapitalisation out of the $2 billion needed for the overhaul rehabilitation of the institution.

Source: 1580 km of Zimbabwe rail now dysfunctional (01/06/17)

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