CFM confirms arrival of new trains

Lubango - The last 11 multiple-cargo trains acquired by the government as part of the drive to boost railway services for the Moçâmedes Railways Company (CFM) arrived at the Port of Namibe this week.


These means imported from the United States come on top of 27 that have been in Lubango for over a year, completing 38 of a total of 100 that the Angolan government bought from General Electric for the three public railway companies.

According to the director of CFM's communications office, Jacob Hipólito, the GE-C30ACi locomotives are still in the port of Namibe, pending customs clearance, which is scheduled to enter the track in December.

He said that they will increase the company's capacity to transport ores (granite, iron) and boost the Moçamedes corridor in the transport and handling of large quantities of goods in the region.

From Moçâmedes to Menongue, on a route of 746 kilometres, CFM has seven frequencies per week, as well as operating on the Lubango suburban circuit with trips every hour, carrying around 300,000 passengers per month.

 


These means imported from the United States come on top of 27 that have been in Lubango for over a year, completing 38 of a total of 100 that the Angolan government bought from General Electric for the three public railway companies.

According to the director of CFM's communications office, Jacob Hipólito, the GE-C30ACi locomotives are still in the port of Namibe, pending customs clearance, which is scheduled to enter the track in December.

He said that they will increase the company's capacity to transport ores (granite, iron) and boost the Moçamedes corridor in the transport and handling of large quantities of goods in the region.

From Moçâmedes to Menongue, on a route of 746 kilometres, CFM has seven frequencies per week, as well as operating on the Lubango suburban circuit with trips every hour, carrying around 300,000 passengers per month.