Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The company is mandated under the Railways Act to operate both rail passenger and freight trains.See Strategic Business Plan: 2018-2022.


Following the formulation of the new Zambia Railways Limited Strategic Business Plan covering the period 2018 – 2022, a new motto has been adopted aimed at brand positioning.

“Great by Choice”


To be the preferred regional rail transport and logistics provider.
Mission: To provide sustainable and competitive rail transport and logistics solutions to customers and deliver shareholder value.

Core Values:

  • Team Work
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Service

A member of IDC