Sena railroad in Mozambique to offer passenger transport again between Beira and Moatize

6 February 2012

Beira, Mozambique, 6 Feb – Passenger rail links between the cities of Beira and Moatize, along the Sena railroad, are due to be re-established after a 29-year stoppage, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The daily newspaper said that the re-launch of passenger services was taking place exactly 29 years after the line came to a halt as a result of the civil war in Mozambique beginning in 1976, a year after the country’s independence from Portugal, and ending in 1992.

A food car is also expected to be set up – under a leasing system – given that the train has to travel a total of 574kilometres.

The chief executive of state port and rail company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique-Centro, Cândido Jone, said that one of the purposes of re-establishing the railway line was to allow coal from Moatize to be carried along it. (macauhub)