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ZUPCO & NRZ commuter train route launched in Bulawayo

ZUPCO NRZ Train Bulawayo

According to Information Secretary Nick Mangwana, the NRZ and ZUPCO partnership is now running a route in Bulawayo.

BULAWAYO NRZ-ZUPCO Cowdry Park commuter train has been launched this evening in Bulawayo. The train services will help ease the transport challenges commuters have been facing.

Some time ago the Zimbabwe Passenger Compay (ZUPCO) announced that it was commandeering the National Railways of Zimbabwe’s (NRZ) passenger trains to service inner-city routes in Harare. These trains were in response to the transport crisis that was exacerbated by the outlawing of the independent operators locally known as m’shikashika and kombis.

The former was banned outright and it is not uncommon to see Police officers posting up at hot spots with spikes in hand ready to apprehend them. The latter however was absorbed into the ailing ZUPCO organisation. Both measures got a cold reception from both the public and operators. This led to ranks and terminuses filled to bursting with commuters who couldn’t get transport.

The trains were brought in to offset this because they can carry more people depending on the cars hooked up. However, as far as we know the service was only in Harare with arrangements for Bulawayo being made.

It appears now that Bulawayo at least now has an NRZ ZUPCO train service although in the grand scheme of things this is papering over the cracks. Zimbabwe’s transport sector is now solely owned by ZUPCO which is counterproductive to fair competition and giving the consumer the right to choose which operator they want to use.

Moreover, ZUPCO is still far below capacity to fully meet the need bringing further confusion as to why the government is adamant to have it as the sole operator instead of finding solutions to incorporate independent transport operators.

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41 thoughts on “ZUPCO & NRZ commuter train route launched in Bulawayo

  1. Look at nations like the America it is not the government that made it the glorious nation it is, the likes of Vanderbuilt who build the entire railway system ,Carnagie because of his steel industry made sure that skyscrappers are possible, Rockeffa ,P J Morgan , Henry Ford just to name a few. Manje you Zimbabweans think it is the government responsibility for economic growth and the development of the country πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ we are not a socialist state but a capitalist state the people to blame are the likes of Strive Masiyiwa infact he is the chief culprit for all the woes that we (not including myself kkk) Zimbabweans find ourselves in . He introduced agents and their salary is commision based who does that πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ No permanent emoloyees but 2 yr contracts πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ So stop blaming the gorvenment and start blaming yourselves for not being innovative for not being able to solve the Zimbabwean crisis ( to tell you the truth it is more of a mentality crisis πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ rather than a government crisis). Ndapedza nemi ndikunzwei futy muchingotii government this government that ndirikuda kukurovai neshamu nyoro chaiyo 😁😁😁

    1. Baba nyararai imi. Uyu tomurova uyuπŸ˜‚. Unoita innovation ipi uchihora 100 US? Get real brother. Leave Strive Masiiwa alone. He has enough trouble with the government up his ass on a daily Tell a dear brother and graduate kuti it’s your fault hauna innovation whilst he or she struggles with life to make ends meet achitengesa ma jeans kuMbare. Please brother, don’t do that, it’s insensitive.

    2. Dont try to absolve the government, it isthe duties of the government to provide a functioning economy for its citizenry.
      Dont telkl me you celebrated these precolonial trains!

  2. Baba nyararai imi. Uyu tomurova uyuπŸ˜‚. Unoita innovation ipi uchihora 100 US? Get real brother. Leave Strive Masiiwa alone. He has enough trouble with the government up his ass on a daily Tell a dear brother and graduate kuti it’s your fault hauna innovation whilst he or she struggles with life to make ends meet achitengesa ma jeans kuMbare. Please brother, don’t do that, it’s insensitive.

    1. Being employed is a sure sign that you lack innovation and you are headed for eternal poverty πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ Never had anyway it was written that if you are a graduate you should be guaranted a decent life, if he/she is trully a graduate there should have seen the prevailing situation(that 90% of graduates are unemployed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ isusu maform 4 we can afford to spend 100US on beers) and start thinking of solution, they hard 4yrs to prepare for the zimbabwean life using the guise of education some of us because we are pirates we just jumped straight into the ship of life navigate it through the stormy and clear weather living an adventorous life πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ no need to blame the government..The government didnt make you a failure in life you made yourself a failure , that is why the earth is scrotching 🀭🀭🀭(now being sarcastic) for some of us it is a bed of rose πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ May Zimbabwe forever be this wayπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ( the poor getting more poorer the rich getting more rich, it is the law of the jungle the strongest species able to adapt to change are the ones that survive )
      …..”Remember this as the day you slmost caught…

      1. Don’t tell me your innovative because you dropped school. I bet you are also a retailer like most of our brothers and sisters. Who told you im a failure πŸ˜ƒ. Im talking about civil servants here. Isn’t it the governments responsibility to pay people well?
        If one has his own company that does something original or unique then i might say you’re innovative. If you don’t, then…..
        Scorched earth is a reminder of climate change for me, im conscious about the environment

        1. Being a civil servant is your own personal choice πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Nobody forced them they have to leave with the reparcations of their choices… Zuckerberg dropped out Steve Jobs was a drop out πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ I dont do retailing I do life my bro no complains no government to blame πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

          1. Don’t forget those guys were geniuses. Are you a genius??
            Remember we are discussing about INNOVATION not just regular day to day living. Are you creative or u just dropped out of school because you were just bad at it?
            Remember Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs havana kuziva coding out of nowhere, they got it from school. You being able to count the numbers of the money in your pocket, where did u get it. Uneducated people are the ones who enjoy the country remaining Informal. Does one think Starlink and Teslas can come from an uneducated folk? Get real brother, i repeat, get real.
            INNOVATION hakusi kuisa ma mark up pazvinhu zvausina kugadzira. Mark up pa gas, madomasi, groceries etc. Anyone can do it!
            Remember, we are talking about innovation here…which requires of course MONEY

            1. Coding is something that you can teach yourself bro, innovation has nothing to do with formal education or the lack of it πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ In my own experience education prewires you to think inside a box, innovation is for the individual that thinks outside the box , Apple’s mission statement is “think different” Meta “one hacker way” and to quote Jobs ” it is the individual that is crazy enough to think that he can change the world that is able to change the world” not the complainers not the educated or uneducated, it takes a crazy individual πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

  3. This conversation has turned sensitive.If we are to continue it then lets find another place not this site’s comment section.However Zims do lack innovation.A racist would say they are naturally incompetent.They dont bother to try and improve their living conditions.They prefer to fit into nature like the animals around them .Take Europeans for example, if they want something they create , but if Zims want something they look for where it is sold WHY !!!.Never forget that Dubai was once a desert but the arabs developed it into a paradise with crystal clear rivers and lakes.I dont want to go further i prefer to hide my opinion if its exposed to the Africans because they would end up calling me a racist.

    1. By saying Africans you have actually exposed that racist genes that you inherited from your “racist” parents. It is not your problem my lad it is something inside of you tho you try to not succumb to it it still gets the best of you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ I maintain all whites are racist to the core and all blacks are slaves to the core ( that is the reason there are ever looking for employment….)

      1. So what should i call you guys.I see whats happening here.You think if a white (excuse me for using colours) says African/Black/negro he or she is being racist, no pal dont get it wrong.Being called a racist is the most painfull experience i can ever go through.You are taking the whole thing wrongly.Hatred is definetly at the core of your heart.

  4. The government no matter how corrupt it is, does not own the country.Its the citizens that chose what they want their territory to look like.The problem is that the average age of an African is 19.5 whilst the average age an African president is 65.This a problem that is causing frastration in the society and thats why some people have given up on politians & their promises.However we forget that it is our responsibillity to take care of our selves.Did America emerge from the ice age with Industies and medical facillities already in place ? Did God give Europe billions of dollars to develop their economy ? Believe me (My knowlegde is research backed) no gvt has ever modernised , industrialised a country single handedly.Its the pple that create what they feel is lacking.The gvt is ther to lead/govern the country, it does not invent or think for its citizens..Its cooperation that lacks among Africans..African Traditional Religion is another culprit but its too sensitive to discuss.

    1. African Traditional Religion has nothing to do with this ,ATR roots are grounded in true christian principles my lad unlike every other religion or should i say terrorist organisations masqueriding as religions πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ leave ATR out of this deliberations and just tell these Zimbos the truth…..(ndakazotaura chokwadi chacho ndonzwa nekushaudhwaπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”) The truth is Zimbos have a whapped up slave mentality πŸ˜ƒ they think finding employment is their redemption all they resources and mental faculties are concentrated on finding employment and living a hand to mouth life ,a very sorrowful state, they dont even think of vaccations camp meetings ……

    2. And how long did it take for you guys or Europe or whatever to reach where they are today? Don’t speak as if yall did it in 2 years. Get real brother

      1. At least as a nation they had a notion of where they were heading – GREATNESS. Manje you Zimbos complain about basically everything and always try to put the blame on the government πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ I think most Zimbos even blame the government for failing to pay their lobola …put in plain english Zimbos dont strategise you have no time for planning ….you are a bitter people and that bitterness is making you to fail to see the vastness of the opportunities that are ever present in your sights …continue blaming the government and see if things will change for you in your life πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        1. Iwee, every one is surviving in this harsh environment. That’s not being innovative. What idea that is innovative, only one, that is innovative or creative that you have and I’ll give you two. C’mon

  5. Im sorry i have to disagree with you. Whenever someone tries to be innovative here in Zim, the government is up his ass as long there is conflict in interests. Who doesn’t know the UAE transformed to what it is today because of oil ?
    We can’t blame the general population but rather who is in control. I’ve seen a lot of ideas die infants because , guess what, lack of funding.
    Corruption, corruption and more morbid doses of corruption.

    It’s naive to say we aren’t innovative whilst there is no money or anyone willing to back the youth of this country financially. All the tech guys we adore from the Elon Musks to the whatever’s, does one think they made it without money?
    Let’s get real!!

    1. They knew how to pitch their ideas πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ Which youths of this nation have good sound ideas unless yekutengesa mabhero nekuwaZim dancehall artist … Dont talk about a f***d up generation , the youths of Zim are nothing but joy loving drug addicts thieves , a very disrespectful generation , so dont talk about youth lacking financial backup when what they really need is rehabilitation centres wadzokere kuwa vanhu kwete mhuka dzawarii….. When was the last time you have been to the ghetto you wont preach the gospel that you are preaching instead you will be crying tears of blood …πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

    2. UAE transformed thru oil.Zim can transform thru millions of mimerals.Dear Zims in case you didnt know you are sitting on a mountain of minerals & yet you allow politians to do wat they want with the country’s natural wealty(which belongs to all of you)Does everything have to be layed out ?? Is it imposible to understand ? Your opposition party MDC might try something in a more democratic way (They should put pressure to allow EU obsevers to monitor elections)This problem can not be solved in a short space of time of course but be patient

      1. I think we can agree on that. Rather than say the general population is not innovative. That’s one stereotype i can’t agree with.

    3. UAE transformed thru oil.Zim can transform thru millions of minerals.Dear Zims in case you didnt know you are sitting on a mountain of minerals & yet you allow politians to do wat they want with the country’s natural wealty(which belongs to all of you)Does everything have to be layed out ?? Is it imposible to understand ? Your opposition party MDC might try something in a more democratic way (They should put pressure to allow EU obsevers to monitor elections)This problem can not be solved in a short space of time of course but be patient

  6. im itching to comment but peace has been called on…..
    zupco wise …monopoly created ,private entry/supply=corruption/greasing
    food for thought, look at icecash system
    3rd party insurance—-remember this post in a few years if not months to come..

    there a re reason stopping me from full message

  7. I see that there are some peope here who let the Kiyosakis of this world take permanent residence in their heads. Let’s all try to grow up. We will always try our best but let’s stop pretending that “you can do whatever and be whatever you want in this life” is not just a fairy tale we tell our children. Honestly you people who only read self-help books are insufferable

      1. If you were real you wouldnt be seeing the world from your perspective, you still living in “neverland” in your fantasies where a new government without corruption comes into power and Zimbabwe becomes the bread basket of Africa and its raining gold all over alas that is just fantasy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The real world is the rich will become more richer and more powerful the complainers will become more poorer and more poorer and they will continue to see their ideas “innovations” dying in their infancy and pundits like me will continue laughing ……As of that bro of your that is why there a called self help books 🀭🀭🀭 failing to get where you are failing to connect the dots kkkkkkk I think you can need a little dose of some self care 🀭🀭🀭 ….. Ahoy my lads πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

        1. Your comments are filled with non sequiturs. Now you want to laugh at dying INNOVATION but you are the one who says we don’t have it. I starting to think you are a kid, prolly 18, or just a naive adult. No offense brother.

          1. i never take offense πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ everyone is entitled to their own opinion. From what you said i will take the positives and leave those thoughts that are not consistent with my philosophy of lifeπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ At the end of the day after much deliberations and tge scrotching arguments i always come out the victor because after all has been said and done i would have learnt something new and my mind horizon would have broadened πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ When i am president of this republic will remind you how i used to go by the alias Captain on this forum πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

  8. I think you Zimbos are the lads that should have had a government as the Hitler led government πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ useless always complaing bunch of people should be exterminated your a corruption to the word progress πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ (aya mashoko ndaona Captain matukwa zvakanyanyisa nevanhuπŸ€”πŸ€” but hanty ndirikungotaurawoo here chokwadi ,what use to have of complainersπŸ€”πŸ€” Ipapo muriright Captain that is why i respect youπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡)

      1. Dambudzo was 24 when he was awarded the pulitzer price in english literature … Zuckerberg was 22 when he became a billionmaire, there is no correlation between age and maturity my lad πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

  9. Zims use their gvt as a punching bag to exert their stress about failing to solve their own problems…When will we ever change

  10. There is someone who said ATR is a subsidiary of Christianity above in the comments..Very wrong bro.Real ATR believers will tell you that it was long established before Whites came with Christianity..How come we dnt understand our own history..In ATR there is no Jesus !!We are under attack from cultural erosion and with our youth spending life on drugs (instead of embracing their culture whole-heartedly) we will most likely go through cultural extinction

    1. You misunderstood i said ATR is grounded on true christian principles πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ Zimbos are one type of a race πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  11. “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone .”
    Frederic Bastiat

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