August 02, 2018

Botswana Railways launches DMU tender

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Botswana Railways is out to tender for three five-car DMUs. Botswana Railways is out to tender for three five-car DMUs.

BOTSWANA Railways (BR) has issued a call for tender for the supply of three DMUs with a closing date for bids of September 7.


Each five-car train will be formed of two powered cars and three trailer cars. The DMUs will have a maximum design speed of 110km/h for operation at 100km/h.

BR reintroduced passenger services in March 2016, and currently operates three services: an overnight three-class service between Lobatse, the capital Gaborone and Francistown, a daily international train between Francistown and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and a commuter service on weekdays between Lobatse and Gaborone.

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