Transport in Zimbabwe

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The government of Zimbabwe is the main provider of air, rail and road services; historically, there has been little participation of private investors in transport infrastructure.[1]

Railways[edit]

The railway operator is National Railways of Zimbabwe.


total: 3,427 km (2012), 2,759 km (1995)
narrow gauge: 3,427 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (313 km electrified - de-energized 2008) (2002), 2,759 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (313 km electrified; 42  km double track) (1995 est.) (Because of unreliable power, the electrified section has been turned off in January 2008)
note: Note: that includes the 318 km Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway Company line (2002).

Railway links with adjacent countries[edit]

  • South Africa South Africa - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Botswana Botswana - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Zambia Zambia - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Mozambique Mozambique - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Maps[edit]

Stations served[edit]

Highways[edit]

Zimbabwean roads are managed and maintenanced & operated by ZINARA (Zimbabwe National Road Authority)

Zimbabwe has the Automobile Association of Zimbabwe.

  • total roads: 97,267 km
  • paved roads: 18,481 km
  • unpaved roads: 78,786 km (2002)

See also the list of roads in Zimbabwe.

The public transport operator is the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO).

Zimbabwe has an average road & highway network, once on par with the UK, Ireland & Europe, but it is now with some need of maintenance of various poor conditioned roads.

'A' class roads are the country's national highways.

Highways[edit]

National (Tolled)

  • A1:Harare-Kariba
  • A2:Harare-Nyanga & Eastern Highlands
  • A3:Harare-Mutare
  • A4:Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge
  • A5:Harare-Bulawayo
  • A6:Victoria Falls-Beitbridge-N1 South Africa
  • A7:
  • A8:
  • A9:
  • A10:
  • A11-A99
  • A100-A999

Roads[edit]

Normal road

  • N1-N99 (Normal Primary road)
  • R1-R99 (Normal secondary road)
  • B1-B99

'Street named roads are other or local roads e.g.: Sam Nujoma Street

Waterways[edit]

Waterways are not used for commercial transport; though some navigation is possible on Lake Kariba.

Pipelines[edit]

There is a pipeline for petroleum products 270 km long. (2013)

Ports and harbours[edit]

Binga, Chalala, and Kariba are on Lake Kariba.

Airports[edit]

196 (2013)

Airports - with paved runways[edit]

  • total: 17
  • pver 3,047 m: 3
  • 2,438 to 3,047: 2
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 6 (2013)

Airports - with unpaved runways[edit]

  • total: 179
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 104
  • under 914 m: 72 (2013)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mushonga, Master (5 October 2012). "Zimbabwe: Transportation Infrastructure Vital for Economic Competitiveness". AllAfrica.com. Financial Gazette. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. 

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