Zambia Railways Limited has advised its customers and members of the general public that restoration works on Chipata-Mchinji Railway Line on the Zambian side have been completed.
However, restoration works on CEAR Railways in Malawi are still in progress and train movements between Chipata and the Port of Nacala will only be operationalised by mid-January, 2019, when the works are expected to be completed.
Zambia Railways appreciates the patience exhibited by its business clients and members of the public during the period the restoration works were being carried out on the Chipata–Mchinji Railway line.
On 26th December, 2018 the Chipata-Mchinji Railway line was temporarily closed following a wash away due to heavy rains on both the Zambian and Malawian sides.
Zambia Railways Limited operates the Chipata-Mchinji Railway line on a stretch of 24km from Chipata in the Eastern province connecting with CEAR Railways in Malawi and CDN Railways of Mozambique up to the Port of Nacala.