Ticketing Enhanced Ahead Of SGR Commissioning In Tanzania

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The Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC) is finalizing a comprehensive ticketing system for the Standard Gauge Railway, set to begin initial operations next month.

This was disclosed by the TRC Director General Masanja Kadogosa during the SGR Implementation Committee’s tour of the project from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro.

Mr Kadogosa emphasized that the system aims to provide multiple booking options accessible to both smartphone and basic cellophane users, moving away from the outdated meter gauge railway (MGR) system where passengers had to queue early in the morning to secure tickets.

He said: “We are integrating our systems with local platforms to allow ticket booking through various channels, including a special card.”

The TRC is also collaborating with financial institutions and mobile telecommunication companies to streamline the ticket purchasing process.