Trains come to a standstill in Mozambique’s Northern Development Corridor

5 February 2013

Trains on the Nampula-Nacala railway line have been at a standstill since last Saturday due to landslides following heavy rain in the northern Mozambican province, according to daily newspaper .

The newspaper said that the Monapo-Nacala section of the railway line had been suspended as the land on which it stood had been washed away by the rain, which was at its heaviest in the Monapo district.

A source from the Northern Development Corridor (Corredor do Desenvolvimento do Norte – CDN), which manages the line, said that it was too soon to quantify the losses that this would lead to for the company and the region. The railway plays a very important role in transporting people and goods between the port of Nacala, the provinces of Nampula and Niassa, and neighbouring countries such as Malawi and Zambia.

The CDN source told Diário de Moçambique that trains would start operating again as soon as possible. (macauhub)