Tanzania Boosts Transport Infrastructure with New Electric Trains

The Tanzania Railway Corporation has introduced two new electric trains from South Korea, part of a purchase of 10 sets of locomotives and coaches from the Hyundai Rotem Company. Each set includes eight wagons, with a locomotive at both the front and back, and can carry up to 589 passengers at a speed of 160 km/h.

These trains will serve the standard gauge railway (SGR) route between #DaresSalaam and #Dodoma starting July 25.

An express service between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro will also launch, cutting travel time from four hours by bus to just 1 hour and 40 minutes!

With the arrival of these two EMUs, Tanzania now has three in total, with the first arriving in April. This is part of the country’s efforts to modernise its railway system, which includes 65 passenger wagons and 17 electric locomotives.


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