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Railway stations in Tanzania: Map


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Railway stations in Tanzania include:


Towns served by rail

Tanzania Railways Corporation

( all 1000mm gauge)

Central Line

Kidatu Line

  • (Not shown on map)
  • Kilosamarker (572m) - junction
  • Kidatumarker (294m) - branch terminus - also served with break of gauge by TAZARA, with a container trans-shipment facility to move freight containers between TAZARA and Tanzania Railways Corporation trains

Mwanza Line

Mpanda Line

  • Kaliuamarker (1112m) - junction
  • Mpandamarker (1074m) - branch terminus

Singida Line

Link Line

Tanga line

Proposed extensions

Mtwara Line (defunct)

In 1949 a line was built to link the Tanganyika groundnut scheme plantations around Nachingwea with the port of Mtwaramarker. The scheme famously foundered and the railway was abandoned in 1962. Proposals have been made for a new railway to link Mtwara to iron ore deposits in the west, perhaps linking to Ligangamarker.

Zanzibar Island

A short line lasted from 1879 to 1888.

Mtwara (rebuilt)

TAZARA Railway

Formerly also called TanZam Railway.

1067mm gauge to match Zambian/Southern African networks.



A triple gauge sleeper can handle the three main gauges found in Africa, including Tanzania: 1000mm, 1067mm and 1435mm.

1000mm and 1067mm are too close to allow 3-rail dual gauge; you have to have 4-rail dual gauge. But if you have 4-rail gauge, then you can include 1435mm gauge (standard gauge) at the cost of slightly longer sleepers.

Container port

The container port at Dar es Salaammarker is served by both 1000mm and 1067mm gauge tracks.

See also


  1. Railways in Tanzania
  2. The EastAfrican
  3. RailwaysAfrica 3/2007 p 24
  7. RailwaysAfrica May 2009, p8

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