We regret to announce that train movements between New Kapiri-Mposhi and Kasama in Zambia will be temporarily disrupted to allow for repairs on the Chambeshi Bridge, which suffered major damages from a goods train accident that occurred on 13 May 2021.
The section of the track between Chambeshi and Kasama Stations, a stretch of 83km, has been closed to passenger trains, in order to avert human risk and, instead, the passenger trains will now only run between Kasama and Nakonde until further notice.
However, to safeguard the interests of our freight traffic customers under these circumstances, wagons carrying cargo are being propelled across the bridge without locomotives, a measure that will guarantee uninterrupted deliveries of cargo to and from Kapiri-Mposhi.
Nonetheless, we anticipate to have normal operations restored within 12 weeks.
Conrad Simuchile, Head Public Relations
P.O box 2834, Head Office, Dar es Salaam