Cear gets nine new passenger coaches
Central East African Railways (Cear) has received nine new state-of-the-art passenger coaches which will help improve rail transport services.
Speaking in Liwonde when welcoming the coaches from South Africa, Cear public relations officer, Chisomo Mwamadi, said the company has spent a total of K1.87 billion on the acquisition of the coaches.
He said the coaches are part of a consignment bought from Transnet in South Africa in 2014.
“We already received six in 2014 and these are additional ones which have come together with a power car where we have a generator. The delay was due to logistics and the coaches had to be refurbished,” said Mwamadi.
He said the new coaches will be officially commissioned in the next two weeks.
Mwamadi said the coming in of the new coaches will improve the quality of the company’s services as Cear will remove all the old coaches from service.
“This means we have increased our capacity and quality in the passenger train area,” said Mwamadi.