Benguela Railway train resumes connection to Luau, Angola

14 August 2013

A Benguela Railway (CFB) train resumed on Tuesday the connection to Luau municipality in Moxico province, interrupted 29 years ago due to the armed conflict in Angola, the Angop news agency reports.

The train comprising two locomotives and 25 rail-cars transported to Luau material for restoration of the section linking Luau to Dilolo across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and for construction of the local airport.

Luau is the Benguela Railway’s last station in Angola. It connects to the DRC’s railway network, which in turn connects to the railway network in Zambia.

Luau is 334 km from Luena. The 1,300 km long Benguela Railway was completed in 1929.

The Angolan government has invested nearly US$2 billion to repair the Benguela Railway. (macauhub)