What Is Up Next For The Machipanda Line?
The Machipanda railway line is part of the Beira corridor, serving the landlocked countries of Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The original 317km railway was built in 1899. Rehabilitation of this line began in August 2021, and is a vital line for the economy of the central region of the country and Zimbabwe, considering that it connects the Port of Beira to Harare and Bulawayo.
Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique EP (CFM), has advised that in terms of rehabilitation, the process of replacing the sleepers over 289km, has been completed. The next phase, which is already underway involves the replacement of rail, new ballast and track welding. The Machipanda railway has 14 stations and 29 stops.