Angolan capital will have three passenger railways in the future

5 March 2013

Angola’s Transport Minister Augusto da Silva Tomás said in Huambo that three railway lines would soon be built in Angola’s capital, Luanda, for passenger transport, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

During a seminar on the national railway system, the minister also said that the study for the Luanda metropolitan light railway was in its concluding stages and that the railway would meet passenger transport needs.

The minister said that one of the three lines would link the centre of Luanda to the new international airport and the others would link the city centre to Talatona and Kilamba Kiaxi.

Tomás added that the project would require construction of a central station in Luanda where all modes of passenger transport would come together (road, rail and individual transport).

He said that amongst the measure being considered to be applied at a later date was the creation of a railway that would link Angola to the neighbouring countries of Zambia and Namibia, in order to boost trade relations between the countries. (macauhub)