National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has temporarily suspended the urban commuter train service due to an unsustainable operating environment.
The suspension is with effect from November 28.
“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,” said Andrew Kunambura, the NRZ Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Manager.
“Normal services will resume once ZUPCO fulfill its obligations as set in the agreement.”
Some of the rail routes in Harare include City-Mufakose; Ruwa City, Tynwald-City to and from on all routes including stations and sidings with both morning and evening runs starting on different timetables.
Government has vowed that it will not go back with its plans to restore sanity in the transport sector where chaotic scenes were the order of the day in most bus ranks as kombi touts fought for passengers and in the process leading to passengers losing their belongings.