Angola’s Benguela Railroad re-launches commercial operation

20 September 2012

Angola’s Benguela railroad company, Caminhos-de-Ferro de Benguela (CFB) re-launched commercial operations with the arrival of its first train in the city of Luena, in Moxico province, carrying a variety of goods, mainly agricultural products.

The train, which began its journey in the city of Lobito, in Benguela province, on Monday, and arrived at Luena central station 18 hours later after stopping off in the city of Bié, travelled 300 kilometres at a maximum speed of 40 kilometres per hour.

“The arrival of the train in Luena is an important fact as it will contribute to the region’s economic development, through the trade and sale of products,” said the provincial director for Transport and Communications of Moxico, Cândido Cangolo.

The Benguela railroad train will travel along the Bié/Luena route and vice-versa once a week and each ticket costs 1,450 kwanzas (US$15). (macauhub)