Mozambique reopens some northern railway stations

16 December 2005

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 Dec – The private consortium that manages the Mozambican port of Nacala and the railway system in the north of the country, Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte (CDN), is set to reopen some stations on the railway system on January 1 2006, which had been closed since the beginning of this year, Maputo daily newspaper Notícias reported Tuesday.

The paper said that CDN spokeswoman, Selma Valy-Dixon, announced that a number of railway stations would be reopened and that the move was part of the consortium’s efforts to improve public service.

Valy-Dixon added that the reopening follows a viability study being carried out to ensure that each station would have the necessary staff to deal with passengers and freight.

CDN was recently criticized for having closed a number of stations immediately after it took over management on January 10. The decision was controversial as CDN did not consult with the Mozambique government before moving ahead. (macauhub)