The measures of railway transport refer to the various indicators used to assess the performance and efficiency of the railway system in Tanzania. These measures can include factors such as the length of railway lines, the number of trains and locomotives, the volume of freight and passengers transported, the average speed of trains, and the level of safety and reliability.
In Tanzania, the railway transport system is managed by the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC). The country has a total railway network of approximately 3,676 kilometers, with the main line connecting Dar es Salaam, the largest city and major port, to other regions such as Dodoma, Mwanza, and Tanga. The railway system plays a crucial role in transporting both freight and passengers, particularly for the mining and agricultural sectors.
However, the railway transport sector in Tanzania faces several challenges, including outdated infrastructure, limited investment, and inadequate maintenance. These issues have resulted in low efficiency, slow speeds, and frequent delays. In recent years, the government has initiated efforts to improve the railway system, including the rehabilitation of existing lines and the construction of new ones, such as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project. These measures aim to enhance the capacity, reliability, and safety of railway transport in Tanzania.