BBR now hauling Rovos train from Beitbridge to Bulawayo

BBR now hauling Rovos train from Beitbridge to Bulawayo

April 08, 2016

Beitbridge Bulawayo Railways (BBR) hauled the Rovos Rail train from Beitbridge to Bulawayo for the first time in March.

This bi-monthly Rovos service from Pretoria to Victoria Falls, has in the past travelled through Botswana. The new route offers passengers a more scenic journey and excellent service. For BBR, this means additional business at a time when cargo volumes have dropped.

Grindrod has a joint controlling interest in the NLPI Group. The Group’s Zimbabwean subsidiary, Beitbridge Bulawayo Railways, was formed in 1997, in partnership with National Railways of Zimbabwe to manage the railway concession between

Above: The Rovos carriages are the last word in luxury.
Header: A Grindrod locomotive hauls a Rovos Rail train in Zimbabwe.

Beitbridge and Bulawayo. The concession completes a missing link between the South African border at Musina and Bulawayo on the north-south corridor and will run until 2029.