July 20, 2024
Tanzania embarks on railway modernization with electric trains from South Korea

Tanzania embarks on railway modernization with electric trains from South Korea

Tanzania has received two electric multiple unit (EMU) trains from South Korea, marking the beginning of a new era in the country’s transportation sector.
These trains, consisting of eight carriages each, are set to operate on the newly constructed rail line linking Dar es Salaam and the capital city, Dodoma.

According to The Citizen, the arrival of these state-of-the-art trains will revolutionize travel between major cities in Tanzania.

An express service between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro is slated to launch on July 5th, dramatically cutting travel time from four hours by bus to just 40 minutes by train.

Tanzania’s investment in its rail network is part of a broader strategy to enhance connectivity and economic growth.

In total, the country has purchased 10 train sets, including locomotives and carriages, from the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Rotem.

This fleet will be pivotal in facilitating efficient passenger and freight transport across the nation.

The introduction of these electric trains aligns with Tanzania’s vision to adopt more sustainable and modern transportation solutions.

By opting for electric trains, the country aims to reduce its carbon footprint, improve travel efficiency, and boost the overall economic landscape.

 

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