A. The current ZRL total route length is 1,248 km of 1,067 mm gauge, single track and is made up of:

1Mainline from Vic Falls Bridge to Kitwe848Km
2Branch Lines214Km
3Mulobezi Line (Southern Region)162Km
4Chipata- Mchinji Line (Eastern Region)24Km


B. Current and Potential Routes (In-land and Regional) to the Ports















C. Potential Routes with Distance Table

Route No.StartEndDistance(KM)Access PortRequirement
1Victoria Falls - ZMTsumeb - Nam1043.8Walvisbaai - NamibiaNew Line
2Kafue - ZMChinhoyi - Zim401.5Beira - MozambiqueNew Line
3Serenje - ZMChipata - ZM368Nacala - Mozambique
Mpulungu - Zambia
Sar-es-Salam - Tanzania
New Line
4Lusaka - ZMMchinji - MW601.5Nacala - MozambiqueNew Line
5Kasama - ZMMPulungu - ZM204.1Mpulungu - ZambiaNew Line
6Chingola - ZMLuena - ANG1104.4Lobito - AngolaNew Line
7Sakanya -ZMLuena - ANG1062Lobito - AngolaRehabilitation