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The 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge Cape gauge ZR network was built during British colonial rule as part of the vision of the Cape-Cairo railway. The railway started as part of Rhodesian Railways, the company which ran the railways of Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia as an integrated operation, which was one of the largest employers and enterprises in both countries.

The first wagons on the line were hauled by oxen, then a single locomotive was conveyed in pieces by cableway across the gorge where the bridge was being built to start up operations to Kalomo in advance of the main line connection.

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IDC APPOINTS NEW ZAMBIA RAILWAYS LIMITED BOARD

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has appointed new Board of Directors for Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL). Speaking at the inauguration ceremony today, IDC Group CEO Mr Mateyo Kaluba told the new Board that…

ZAMBIA RAILWAYS TO RESUME PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICES!

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) wishes to inform all its customers and members of the general public that the Passenger train service, which was suspended on 6th April as a precautionary measure following the…

BWACHA TRANSIT HOME CSR

Bwacha Transit Home is a low-cost house located in Bwacha Compound (Kabwe) for underprivileged people facing homelessness (due to various causes). ZRL has undertaken the responsibility to carry out renovations of the transit…

ZAMBIA RAILWAYS INTENSIFIES SENSITISATION CAMPAIGNS ON ENCROACHMENT

Following a spate of rail land encroachment activities along the railway network, Zambia Railways Limited has intensified sensitization campaigns in a bid to raise awareness on the dangers of the illegal act. Government…

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Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) is a customer driven company and wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Zambia, and is mandated under the Railways Act to operate both Passenger and Freight Services.