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PHOTO: Old ZUPCO trains break the internet

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Sep 2021 at 13:28hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company in conjunction with the National Railways of Zimbabwe have unveiled rail coaches to ease congestion in and out of the city centre to the eastern and western suburbs.

The old trains went viral on the internet causing a stir with come social media users saying the coaches will claim many lives because of their age.

Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono said, "Sometimes I think that Mnangagwa is surrounded by people who are not only corrupt, but have no idea about what needs to be done. This is what they presented today to Zimbabweans, a colonial train left by Rhodesians. This is their alternative to Nelson Chamisa's bullet trains."

According to the national transporter, Zupco is planning feeder services from the suburban stations that passengers can use on the same ticket as the train, so there will be no extra charge for the final leg going home or the initial leg going to work.

The move arose after commuters complained about the waiting period at terminuses in the early morning and later afternoon when it became apparent Zupco and its franchise holders were taking too long to move commuters at these times. 

Source - Byo24News