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More than 200 injured in South Africa train crash

More than 200 injured in South Africa train crash

More than 200 people have been injured in a peak hour train collision in the South African city of Johannesburg. One train was reported to have ploughed into a stationary train near Booysens station as workers headed home from the city. Badly injured people were carried to dozens of waiting ambulances as shocked passengers sat […]

ACC Starts Zambia Railways Limited Probe

ACC Starts Zambia Railways Limited Probe

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has commenced investigations into reports of alleged mismanagement of Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL). ACC acting public relations manager Dorothy Mwanza said in response to a Press query that the commission had engaged ZRL with a view to obtaining more information on the matter before considering any action. “I wish to state […]

Off the rails – Himalayan tea train facing a slow extinction

Off the rails – Himalayan tea train facing a slow extinction

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway once took precious tea from the foothills of the mountains to the teapots of the world. But it’s become a victim of the colossal inefficiency of the state-run system and is facing a slow extinction through neglect, says David Baillie. When a man who grows tea that sells for more than […]

More than 1,500 Tanzanian workers strike,paralysing the Tanzania-Zambia train route

More than 1,500 Tanzanian workers strike,paralysing the Tanzania-Zambia train route

Train services between Tanzania and Zambia have been paralysed by a strike by more than 1,500 Tanzanian workers.A union official said workers had not been paid for five months by Tanzania’s government because of a financial crisis at the railway authority.The government has not yet commented on the strike. China funded the building of the […]

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