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CFB: carriages with capacity for 700 passengers start operating in 2023

Next year, carriages with a capacity to transport 700 passengers will come into operation on the Lobito-Benguela section. The announcement was made by António Manuel Cabral, Chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of the Benguela Railway (CFB).


According to a note from the CFB, which VerAngola had access to, the official – who was speaking at the end-of-year greetings ceremony, which took place this Tuesday – indicated that for 2023 they will enter into circulation, on the Lobito- Benguela and vice versa, Multiple Diesel Units which refer to "modern vehicles suitable for urban passenger transport with a capacity to transport 700 passengers per trip".

In his speech, the PCA also referred that "a contract for the Concession of Railway Services and Support Logistics for the Lobito Corridor was signed, for a period of 30 years", and the CFB will only be responsible for "transporting passengers and small volumes, an action that will demand more effort and commitment from the workers".

He also took stock of 2022, informing that, throughout this year, the CFB transported more than 900 thousand passengers and more than 276 thousand tons of cargo.

"We transported 965,331 passengers this year, of which we had an increase of about 30 percent compared to the previous year", reads in the statement.

Regarding the goods, António Cabral indicated that "276,829 tons of different products were transported, of which we had an increase of about 25 percent compared to last year".

According to the note, the official also took the opportunity to announce "for next year, the continuity of the rehabilitation of the hospital in Huambo and the medical center in Luena, in order to guarantee medical and medication assistance to the workers deployed in that region of our country".


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