The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has temporarily suspended the urban commuter train service “due to capacity challenges”.
In a statement, NRZ Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Manager Andrew Kunambura said the suspension is with effect from 28 November 2022. He said:
“The suspension was occasioned by an unsustainable operating environment arising from huge debts 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 fulfills its obligations as set in the agreement.”
The urban commuter train service was launched in partnership with ZUPCO last year to ease congestion in Bulawayo and Harare at the height of the coronavirus crisis.