Tabora. The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) has announced that the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro Phase 1 of the Standard Gauge Railway will start operations at the end of this month (April) with the project almost complete.
44 new freight wagons were received at the port of Dar es Salaam for the Tanzania Intermodal and Rail Development Project (TIRP). The TIRP project intends to rehabilitate the meter-gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Isaka (970km) to increase its capacity of carrying freight from 13.5 tonnes axle load to 18.5 axle load. The new carriages will be used to transport cargo from the port of Dar es Salaam to the dry port of Isaka in the Shinyanga region using the old railway that has been upgraded through the TIRP project.
Minister of Works and Transport of Tanzania Prof. Makame Mbarawa, speaking at the event, stressed that the TIRP and the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) projects will strengthen the country’s economy and change the lives of the general population through better and more reliable transport services.
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13 September 2021,Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam),By Maureen Odunga
PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has expressed satisfaction over the status of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, specifically the Dar es Salaam-Kilosa section in Morogoro Region, whose execution currently stands at 93 per cent.
Electrical testing begins on Tanzania’s new standard gauge railway
May 24, 2021
Written byNjiraini Muchira
The first phase of the line will connect Dar es Salaam and Morogoro. TANZANIA has begun testing the electrical systems on the first section of its standard gauge railway (SGR) from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro, the first electrified line in east Africa, following the construction of a transmission line.