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Tanzania is set to test its first, maiden, cheaper and very superior own funded electric train. The train is tipped to be one of Africa`s high speed trains with projected speeds of up to 160 mph.

Speaking at a historic event to launch the flash butt welding of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) exercise that took place at Soga in Coastal region outside Dar es Salaam, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Eng. Isaac Kamwele said first trials for speedy electric train will be conducted in July this year to cover a section of the SGR.

The first 300 kilometers phase running from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro with 6 stations in between will commence its operations in December this year. This will be three passenger trains in phase one at the starting point that will be taking daily round trips between the two cities. Each passenger train is …