2021-10-08 Tanzania Receive 44 Wagons for Revived Central Line Railway

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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