2020-05-04 Tanzania set to test its first electric train in July

By CGTN Africa – May 4, 2019. By Special Reporter, Dar es Salaam
Speaking at a historic event to launch the flash butt welding of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) exercise that took place at Soga in Coastal region outside Dar es Salaam, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Eng. Isack Kamwele said first trials for speedy electric train will be conducted in July this year to cover a section of the SGR.
The first 300 km phase running from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro with 6 stations in between will commence its operations in December this year. There will be three passenger trains in phase one at the starting point that will be taking daily round trips between the two cities. Each passenger train is capable of making 9 to 12 trips a day or even more.