Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

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Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

MAHALAPYE RESIDENTS WELCOME BR EXPRESS

Residents of Mahalapye thronged the train station on Tuesday night to witness arrival of the Botswana Railways (BR) passenger train. BR director for business development, Mr Steven Makuke, said BR carried out a case study in 2013 on the possibility of bringing back the train, now dubbed BR Express.

MAHALAPYE RESIDENTS WELCOME BR EXPRESS

Mr Makuke said Government accepted the recommendation for the re-instatement of the train after the public outcry. He however explained that the company had challenges, which resulted in the project not being delivered by December last year as expected.

Amongst those who came to witness this historic event was Mr Bakang Moditsane who said he was happy that the train was back and wished to board it. Mr Moditsane said the train would also help minimise road accidents and hoped that Batswana would use it during public holidays to curb congestion and theft at bus stations.

Sharing the same sentiments Mr Kgosi Molapisi, said he was also happy about the government’s decision to reinstate the train. Mr Molapisi said the train looked comfortable to travel in, adding that soon he would take out his family on a joy ride.

For his part, Mahalapye Senior Subordinate Tribal Authority, Kgosi Duncan Segotsi called on Batswana to take care of the train by keeping it clean. The train would provide service between Francistown and Lobatse. It is envisaged that the stop-over stations will be Francistown, Serule, Palapye, Mahalapye, Gaborone and Lobatse. (BOPA)

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Botswana Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Sweden

Address:

Tyrgatan 11

Stockholm, Sweden

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Postal: PO Box 26024, SE 100 41
Telephone: +46 8-545 258 80
Fax: +46 8-723 00 87
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  14.00 – 17.00
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