The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is a designated corporate body established in terms of a Zimbabwean Act of Parliament. It is wholly owned by the Government of Zimbabwe and as such operates in accordance with the public sector rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. It is mandated to provide, operate and maintain an efficient system of public transportation of goods and passengers by rail.
What is our Business?
NRZ’s business is partitioned into the following portfolios:
NRZ, as the country’s leading bulk transporter plays a critical role in transporting inputs and finished products for productive sectors of the economy. NRZ’s business consists of organisations in the agricultural, industrial, mining and energy sectors which require rail services for the bulk movement of their inputs and outputs, locally as well as across the borders. The organisation is also responsible for the movement of all classes of transit traffic predominantly to/from the seaports from/to the landlocked countries to the north of Zimbabwe.
The NRZ provides passenger train services for the bulk movement of travellers between cities and intra-major cities. The inter-city passenger service is strategically designed to link major cities and towns in Zimbabwe in order to offer an affordable and convenient mode of travel mainly to the medium to lower income groups of the society while intra-city commuter service provides a cheaper means of ferrying workers to and from work as well as alleviating transport problems faced by commuters especially during peak hours in the major cities of Harare and Bulawayo.
This business unit is responsible for overseeing NRZ’s real estate assets which incorporate land, office accommodation, residential houses (employees and private tenants), warehouses and commercial developments at stations and sidings together with joint venture developments on railway reserves.