Railway Network Upgrading: Walvis Bay to Tsumeb

This project is for the upgrading of the earthworks embankment, strengthening of bridges and other permanent way infrastructure. It aims to increase the axle load/ton of a 600 km stretch of railway line section to a minimum SADC standard of 18.5ton/axle load by using 48 kg/m rail or other high profiles. To date some 183km has either been upgraded, repaired or partially upgraded. The project supports the expansion of the Walvis Bay Port as it will provide for an efficient flow of cargo on the Trans-Cunene rail corridor.