Mozambique’s Northern Development Corridor (CDN) has bought seven locomotives and 12 third to first class carriages in order to reduce costs of leasing rolling stock for the railway line, said operations director Luiz Martins.
Martins also said that the rolling stock had been acquired in Durban, in neighbouring south Africa and that each carriage, with air conditioning, running water in bathrooms and a sound system, had 88 seats.
The operations director of CDN recognised that passenger transport conditions were not as good as they ought to be, but added that the new carriages would address this situation.
Some of the seven locomotives will also be used for cargo transport along the railway line linking the port city of Nacala, in Nampula province, passing through Cuamba and on to neighbouring Malawi.
“These locomotives have computer systems for their operation and also offer improved comfort and safety to the train driver,” he added. (macauhub)