Rail News


November 03 , 2021

Commuter rail service now in Bulawayo

The Herald 
03 November, 2021 (Zimbabwe)

Zupco and the National Railways of Zimbabwe have extended their peak-hour commuter rail services to Bulawayo after the successful launch in Harare and the first extension to Gweru, with commuters finding the services affordable and significantly quicker than bus services on congested rush-hour roads.

Zupco on Monday launched the first Bulawayo route from the city centre to Siphaziphazi. 

As with the other services, the train has the standard 10 coaches, with each coach having a carrying capacity of 100 passengers, which means the whole train can carry 1 000 passengers per trip.

The fare for boarding the train is the same $80 which passengers pay when boarding Zupco buses and kombis.

On its way to Siphaziphazi, the train stops at Westgate, Mpopoma, Nguboyenja, Luveve Cowdray Park Level Crossing and Green Roof Esigodweni before its final destination.

The train leaves the Bulawayo Railway Station at 4:10am and arrives in Siphaziphazi at 5:25am, then returns at 7am.


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