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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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ZRL WINS 2022 BEST EXPORT PROMOTION AWARD AT ACSZ

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) has won the 1st Prize under the Best Export Promotion category at the just ended Agriculture and Commercial Show in Lusaka. The 2nd Position went to the Nitrogen Chemicals...

ZRL STILL IN THE CHAMPION’S LEAGUE…….AS THE RAILWAY GIANT SCOOPS 1ST PRIZE AT ZITF

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) won the 1st Prize under the Best Exhibit – Transport Services and Allied Industries category at the just ended Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Ndola, Copperbelt Province. The…

GOVERNMENT KEEN TO RECAPITALISE ZAMBIA RAILWAYS LIMITED

Government says it has plans to improve the railway system in the country through recapitalisation. Transport and Logistics Minister, Frank Tayali is happy to note that Zambia Railways has managed to stay afloat...

FRAUD ALERT!

    Zambia Railways Limited would like to warn members of the public that some unscrupulous fraudsters purporting to act on behalf of Zambia Railways Limited are sending mail to unsuspecting customers purporting…

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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.