Rail transport in Zambia
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Rail transport in Zambia is primarily provided by two companies:
- Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ndola to Sakania then Lubumbashi - 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), freight only. (For extensions and reconstruction beyond Lubumbashi see the DR Congo article). The current operating status of Chililabombwe-DR Congo link not known.
- Tanzania - from Kapiri Mposhi, border crossing at Nakonde, Zambia, to Dar es Salaam, TAZARA railway, passenger and freight - 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Malawi - Chipata-Mchinji link under construction in 2007
- Mozambique - no direct link, but indirectly to Beira and Maputo via Zimbabwe (no continuous passenger services).
- Zimbabwe - from Livingstone via the Victoria Falls Bridge to Bulawayo, freight only.
- Botswana - no direct link, indirectly via Zimbabwe (no continuous passenger services).
- Namibia - no direct link.
- Angola - no direct link - but indirectly via DR Congo to Benguela on the Benguela Railway - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), but the Benguela Railway has not operated since the 1970s. Reconstruction of the Benguela railway is announced to be completed by the end of 2012; it is already operational from the coast up to Huambo. The Angolan transport ministry plans to build a line branching off the Benguela Railway at Luacano and entering Zambia from Macango
- Brian Hatyoka (2012-04-06), Zambia: Mulobezi Train - Sign of a Failed Concession Deal
- "Details of lines to be rehabilitated and newly built at the web site of the Angolan transport ministry". Transportes.gv.ao. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- Robinson, Neil (2009). World Rail Atlas and Historical Summary. Volume 7: North, East and Central Africa. Barnsley, UK: World Rail Atlas Ltd. ISBN 978-954-92184-3-5.
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