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For more information on the Zimbabwe railway network, please see the following attachment: Additional Zimbabwe Railway Information

Travel Time Matrix

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (Hours / Days)

 

Harare

Kadoma

Kwekwe 

Gweru

Bulawayo 

Mutare

Chinhoyi

V Falls

Harare


 2hr

4hr 

6hr 

 8hr

3hr 

2hr 

18hrs 

Kadoma

 2hr


 1hr

 2hr

 6hr

 5hr

 5hr

 16hr

Kwekwe 

 4hr

 1hr


 1hr

 4hr

 7hr

 6hr

 15hr

Gweru 

 6hr

 2hr

 1hr


 2hr

 8hr

 8hr

 10hr

Bulawayo 

 8hr

 6hr

 4hr

 2hr


 12hr

 10hr

 6hr

Mutare 

 3hr

 5hr

 7hr

 8hr

 12hr


 5hr

24hr 

Chinhoyi 

 2hr

 5hr

 6hr

 8hr

 10hr

 5hr


 20hr

V Falls

 18hr

 16hr

 15

 10hr

 6hr

 24hr

 20hr



Capacity Table

Rail Operator Capacity

 

NRZ

BBR

Operates on (lines)


1

Locomotives (electric/diesel/steam)

10

10

Freight Wagons (flat bed) / size

255


Freight Wagons (high-sided)/size

3,560


Freight Wagons (drop-side)/size

1,074


Key Route Information

Standard Route Information

 

Route A

 Harare- To Bulawayo

Route B

Bulawayo – To Vic Falls

Route C

Harare – To Mutare

Route D

 Beitbridge – To Bulawayo

Track gauge

1.067

1.067 

1.067 

1.067 

Total track distance (single and/or double)

450km

440km 

280km 

317km

Total track travel time

5hrs

5hrs

3hrs

3.5hrs

Maintenance (Good, marginal, bad)

Bad

Bad 

Marginal 

Marginal 

Companies-consortiums operating on line

One

One 

One 

One 

Traffic frequency (monthly/weekly/daily)

Daily

Daily 

Daily 

Daily 

Security (Good, marginal, bad)

Good

Good 

Good 

Good 

Main stations (Add details below)

Gweru, Kadoma, Kwekwe

Lupane, Hwange 

Marondera, Rusape

Gwanda

Key Stations

Key Station Information

 

Station Name

Station Name

Station Name

Location

Harare 

Bulawayo 

Beitbridge 

Contact Information

marketing1@nrz.co.zw 

marketing1@nrz.co.zw 

 marketing1@nrz.co.zw

Connections with other transport means

(road/waterways/air)

Rail, Road, Air 

Rail, Road, Air  

Rail, Road  

Storage Capacity

(square meters and cubic meters)

20,000m2 

15,000m2 

3,000m2 

Handling Equipment

Manual 

 Manual

Manual 

Handling Capacity:

TEU / Hour

200 MT

TEU outsourced

100 MT

TEU outsourced

20 MT

TEU outsourced