Tanzania Railways Limited

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The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is a state-owned enterprise that runs one of Tanzania's two main railway networks.wikipedia
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Tanga, Tanzania

TangaTanga CityPort Tanga
Two east-west lines linking the coast and the hinterland were built under colonial rule as German East Africa: the Central Line runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, and the Tanga Line from Tanga to Arusha.
Via the Tanzania Railways Corporation's Link Line and Central Line, Tanga is linked to the African Great Lakes region and the Tanzanian economic capital of Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania

TanzanianUnited Republic of TanzaniaRepublic of Tanzania
The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is a state-owned enterprise that runs one of Tanzania's two main railway networks. When the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation was dissolved in 1977 and its assets divided between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, TRC was formed to take over its operations in Tanzania.
Tanzania has two railway companies: TAZARA, which provides service between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi (in a copper-mining district in Zambia), and Tanzania Railways Limited, which connects Dar es Salaam with central and northern Tanzania.

Dar es Salaam

Dar-es-SalaamDar es Salaam RegionDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Two east-west lines linking the coast and the hinterland were built under colonial rule as German East Africa: the Central Line runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, and the Tanga Line from Tanga to Arusha.
Tanzania Railways operates the Central Line from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma.

Kigoma

Kigoma DistrictKigoma Rural DistrictKigoma South
Two east-west lines linking the coast and the hinterland were built under colonial rule as German East Africa: the Central Line runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, and the Tanga Line from Tanga to Arusha.
The Central Line of the Tanzania Railways Corporation runs from Kigoma to the Port of Dar es Salaam on to the Indian Ocean coast via Tabora and Dodoma.

East African Railways and Harbours Corporation

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When the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation was dissolved in 1977 and its assets divided between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, TRC was formed to take over its operations in Tanzania.
In 1977 the High Commission's successor, the East African Community, was dissolved and EAR&H's rail network was broken up into three national railways: Kenya Railways Corporation, Tanzania Railways Corporation and Uganda Railways Corporation.

Kidatu

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A second link is at Kidatu, where the TAZARA line meets the Kidatu branch.
Kidatu is the terminus of a 107 km branch line from Kilosa off the Central line of Tanzania Railways Corporation built between 1958 and 1963.

Central Line (Tanzania)

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Two east-west lines linking the coast and the hinterland were built under colonial rule as German East Africa: the Central Line runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, and the Tanga Line from Tanga to Arusha.
Today’s railservices are offered by the Tanzania Railways Corporation.

Usambara Railway

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Two east-west lines linking the coast and the hinterland were built under colonial rule as German East Africa: the Central Line runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, and the Tanga Line from Tanga to Arusha.
This community was dissolved in 1977 and the Usambara Railway became part of the Tanzania Railways Corporation which was taken over in 2007 by an Indian investor.

Lake Malawi

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TRC inherited ferry and cargo ship services on Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi and some ships on Lake Victoria.
Her operator was the Tanzania Railway Corporation Marine Division until 1997, when it became the Marine Services Company Limited.

Ruvu, Kibaha District

Ruvu
A north-south connection, from Korogwe to Ruvu, links the two lines.
The town is served by a junction station on the Central Railway of Tanzania Railways Corporation.

TAZARA Railway

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A second link is at Kidatu, where the TAZARA line meets the Kidatu branch. There is a break-of-gauge at Dar es Salaam to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) line to Zambia.
The remainder of Tanzania’s railways have metre gauge tracks.

Marine Services Company Limited

In 1997 the Marine Division became a separate company, Marine Services Company Limited.
Prior to its incorporation in 1997, MSCL was an integral part of the Tanzania Railways Corporation, which was formed in 1977 after the dissolution of the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation.

Lake Victoria ferries

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The main line runs to Lake Victoria where a connection operates via Lake Victoria train ferries with the Uganda Railway.
Uhuru was transferred to the new Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) and Umoja and Victoria to the new Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC).

Rail transport in Tanzania

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Rail transport in Tanzania is conducted by two companies (Tanzania Railways Corporation and TAZARA).

Igandu train collision

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On 24 June 2002 the Igandu train disaster killed 281 people, the second highest number of deaths in a train disaster in Africa (the highest being the Awash rail disaster).
State-owned Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) later presented individual compensation payments of between 100,000 and 500,000 shillings to the families of the victims, a pay-out which angered some people who blamed the TRC for the crash.

Break of gauge

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There is a break-of-gauge at Dar es Salaam to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) line to Zambia.

Maua Abeid Daftari

In 2007 the Deputy Minister for Infrastructure Maua Abeid Daftari proposed conversion to standard gauge.
As Deputy Minister she made a proposal to convert the gauge of Tanzania Railways Central line from narrow gauge to standard gauge.

RITES

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In 2007 RITES Ltd of India won a contract from the Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC) to operate passenger and freight trains on a concession basis for 25 years.

Transport in Tanzania

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It is not a part of Tanzania Railways Corporation, and because of the difference in gauge there is no rail connection between the networks.

State-owned enterprise

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The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is a state-owned enterprise that runs one of Tanzania's two main railway networks.

Kenya

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When the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation was dissolved in 1977 and its assets divided between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, TRC was formed to take over its operations in Tanzania.

Uganda

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When the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation was dissolved in 1977 and its assets divided between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, TRC was formed to take over its operations in Tanzania.

Track gauge

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TRC's gauge is and the length about 2600 km.

German East Africa

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Two east-west lines linking the coast and the hinterland were built under colonial rule as German East Africa: the Central Line runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, and the Tanga Line from Tanga to Arusha.