The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has announced that trains will be free of charge today so as to show gratitude to those who have been using the transport service.
In a statement, ZUPCO said the free fare was an appreciation to their customers.
“Please note tomorrow Friday 24/9/21 all the afternoon Zupco-Nrz train services will be free. (Afternoon only) This is to thank all of us who have used the service thus far and importantly to request that all of us try the convenient ride home.” Once you try you will never stop!
Moreso the government parastatal made a follow-up announcement this morning urging commuters to be at the train stations at stipulated times.
“Remember all our ZUPCO-NRZ passenger rail services are free this afternoon (24/9/21) Be at Train Station by 1715hrs. Try this magnificent service which you are guaranteed to appreciate. DZ Mufakose Ruwa All three free this afternoon. See you in the train!
ZUPCO this month announced a cocktail of measures aimed at addressing transport challenges in the country experienced following the ban of commuter omnibuses,” said ZUPCO.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana was among the passengers on a ZUPCO/ National Railways of Zimbabwe train bound for Mufakose in Harare on Wednesday, 08 September 2021.
The government parastatal announced that with effect from the 7th of September 2021 the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), in conjunction, will introduce rail coaches in order to ease congestion coming into and out of the CBD area of Harare.
ZUPCO also announced that it will be providing shuttle services from the rail station into the residential suburbs tiding on the same ticket adding that a similar arrangement will be made in Bulawayo.