Nacala Logistics has successfully tested electronic tickets for its passenger transport service.
The measure is part of a project to modernize the passenger management system, and will ensure greater flexibility and operational efficiency on the Nampula – Cuamba, Cuamba – Lichinga and Cuamba – Entre Lagos routes.
The process started in July and lasted until the month of August, when tickets could be purchased in advance at the company’s stations. At the moment, new tickets must be paid for in cash, but the company is already working towards introducing electronic payment systems.
“This process is here to stay, and we are working to introduce more innovations so that passengers will soon be able to pay via M-Pesa and through other electronic solutions available on the market,” said Francisco Ricarte, manager of Nacala Logistics Railway Operation.
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Among the numerous advantages that this innovation brings, the speed of purchasing tickets and greater control over the sales process stand out.
The equipment also provides systematized data on the movement of passengers in the Nacala Corridor, which will contribute to the improvement of the rail passenger transport service.
Nacala Logistics is responsible for the management and operation of a railway and port system with over 1,600 km of line, and carrying coal and general cargo as well as passengers.
The Nacala Logistics brand represents the companies of the Nacala Corridor, namely: Northern Development Corridor (CDN), Nacala Integrated Logistics Corridor (CLN), Central East African Railways (CEAR), Companhia Logistica de África (CLA) and Vale Logistics Limited (VLL).