Friday, July 12, 2024

Mozambique-Zimbabwe railway traffic resumes activities

From Tuesday 5 December, the company Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) will resume passenger rail transport on the Machipanda line, connecting the Mozambican city of Beira to Zimbabwe. The information was released in a statement by the company.
Trains will run on the Beira-Machipanda route on Mondays and Saturdays, while in the opposite direction, Machipanda-Beira, they will operate on Tuesdays and Sundays. The line, with a length of 317 kilometres, plays a strategic role, especially for Zimbabwe, whose exports and imports are facilitated by Mozambican ports and corridors. In addition, it plays a vital role in energising social life in the region, as highlighted in the statement.

The Machipanda line underwent a significant rehabilitation and modernisation process and was reopened on 23 November by the Presidents of Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Filipe Nyusi and Emmerson Mnangagwa. The revitalisation of this important transport route strengthens bilateral relations between countries, facilitating trade and promoting regional connectivity.
The re-establishment of rail traffic not only benefits logistical efficiency and international trade, but also promotes mobility and interaction between local communities. With this resumption, a positive contribution to socio-economic development is expected along the Machipanda line, consolidating it as a significant milestone for the region’s transport infrastructure.

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