Arusha: Station

Name ID 1487

See also

Marsh, R.J. & E.P. Photos of Arusha Environs
Page Number: 011

Extract ID: 3877

See also

Official website of Tanzania Railways Corporation
Page Number: 2
Extract Date: 2002

Arusha Station

General Information

Arusha Municipality is at the terminus of the Tanga Line, to the west of Tanga. It is the administrative headquarters of Arusha Region, situated at the foot of Mount Meru, the second tallest mountain in Tanzania next to the Kilimanjaro. Arusha is the hub of the northern tourist circuit of Tanzania, offering regular tours to Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Soronera, Lake Manyara National Park, etc. Furthermore, Arusha is on the Great North Road, midway from Cape to Cairo; and is host to the prestigious Arusha International Conference Center as well as the headquarters of the East African Community.

Railway History and Operations.

Construction of the 86.08 km Moshi-Arusha railway extension of the Tanga Line starting at Moshi in 1911 and reaching Arusha in 1929. The railway distance from Arusha to Tanga and Dar es Salaam is 437km and 644km respectively.

Main features at Arusha include:

Arusha Railway Station including passenger and parcels terminal Goods Shed for consigning and receiving goods.

Other attractions include:

Easy access to the world-famous national parks of Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara, etc.

Modern conference facilities at The Arusha International Conference Centre

Headquarters of the East African community

Extract ID: 3515

See also

Arusha Times
Extract Author: Snooper's Scoop
Page Number: 269
Extract Date: 29 March 2003

Why is it there?

This is the Arusha Railway Station at Unga Limited area. Although neither passenger nor cargo trains do come to Arusha, the station is still there with staff and a station master.

Extract ID: 4138