November 27, 2022

NRZ suspends Urban Commuter Train service

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THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has temporarily suspended the Urban Commuter Train Service citing unsustainable operating environment.

The suspension is effective this Monday.

In statement, NRZ Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Andrew Kunambura said:

“The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) would like to advise the commuting public of a temporary suspension of the Urban Commuter Train Service with effect from Monday 28th November 2022.

“The service was launched in partnership with ZUPCO last year to ease congestion in Bulawayo and Harare.

“The suspension was occasioned by an unsustainable operating environment arising from huge debt owed to NRZ by ZUPCO.

“NRZ was therefore left with no option but to suspend commuter trains from 28 November due to capacity challenges.

“Normal services will resume once ZUPCO fulfils its obligations as set in the agreement

“Any inconvenience caused to our valued customers is sincerely regretted.”

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