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Luanda Railway with new trains bets on more daily frequencies

The Transport Minister inaugurated two new urban and suburban passenger rail transport services, which will facilitate the Bungo/Viana connections and the service to Catete. Ricardo D’Abreu also re-inaugurated the general workshops of the Luanda Railway (CFL).


The railway now has DMU'S railcars for urban service. In a first phase, these units will serve the Bungo/Viana section with 12 daily frequencies, between 5:00 am and 7:00 pm, and are designed to serve 13,000 passengers, with three trains running daily from Monday to Friday.

The suburban passenger transport service to Catete, which was launched this Friday, will be carried out by carriages of Chinese origin with six frequencies a day, departing from Musseques station.

After the inauguration of these new passenger rail transport services, the minister re-inaugurated the CFL's general offices, which benefited from restoration work on the seven official ships. Two of these were also extended to accommodate the maintenance and repair process of the DMU'S self-propelled units.

The Minister of Transport referred to the central role that the process of maintenance and recovery of rolling stock plays in any transport company, with particular emphasis on the railway modal, stating that in order to achieve the objectives, official facilities that can be up to the challenges.

As of this Monday, these services will be available to citizens, aiming to respond to the growing demand from passengers and to help overcome the shortage of carriages on the part of the CFL.

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