The Tanzania & Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) runs trains between Kapiri Mposhi, Mbeya and Dar es Salaam, taking two nights. The trains have sleeping-cars and a restaurant car, and the journey is a great adventure, see the travellers' reports below. The line is 1,860km long and was only opened in 1976, built with Chinese funding and assistance.
The times shown here reflect the new timetable introduced on 10 October 2008 and still in force as far as I know in 2010. There are no longer any additional local trains Dar-Mbeya or Kapiri-Nakonde, just the two train shown here, one train per week an express, the other now an ordinary train.
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