Zambia Railways Board chairman Lubinda Linyama has told 5fm Radio that the introduction of an electric fast train is on cards under the long-term strategic plans as the future is bright in the Railway sector
Ethiopia and Djibouti recently launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa linking Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to the red sea port of Djibouti – a stretch of more than 750 kilometers.
Travelling at 120 kilometers per hour the new service cuts the journey time down from three days by road to about 12 hours.
The 3.4 billion United States dollar project was built with the help of funding from bank of china.
And Mr. Linyama explains that modern trains will be considered once the firm addresses structural changes and positions itself for immense growth.