Commuter train service extended to Bulawayo

by | Nov 3, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

By Pretty Manyewe

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) in partnership with the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has released a press statement announcing an extension of the partnership to provide commuter trains service to Bulawayo metropolitan.

In a statement, Acting Public Relations Manager for NRZ , Martin Banda, indicated that the service commences on November 1, 2021,with a commuter trial service running between Cowdray Park and the City centre.

“The commuter train service is currently available on the City- Cowdray Park route only with two runs daily- one in the morning and another in the afternoon.
The commuter trains operates from Monday to Friday. The commuter train will depart Bulawayo Station at 0410 Hours and arrive at Pasi Pasi at 0525 Hours.
It will leave Pasi Pasi at 0545 Hours and arrive at Bulawayo Station at 0700 Hours,” he wrote.

“In the afternoon, the train leaves Bulawayo Station at 17.30 Hours and arrives at Pasi Pasi at 1845 Hours.
The introduction of commuter trains is expected to alleviate transport challenges faced by commuters in the city,” he continued.

NRZ and Zupco entered into a partnership to provide commuter trains in September with the launch of services in Harare on the Tynwald, Kambuzuma and Ruwa routes.

Under the agreement with Zupco, NRZ is hiring out its locomotives and coaches to Zupco. NRZ provides the enginemen while collection of fares is done by Zupco conductors.

The Second Republic continues to make strides in provision of safe and reliable transportation for the citizens of Zimbabwe.