The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) says there is need to formulate new strategies to transport both passengers and cargo to improve viability in the sector.

Executive members of the association recently met in Harare where they came up with strategies and recommendations to the board on how to turn around the sector.

The association’s chairperson, Mr Lewis Mukwada spoke on the need to strategise on how best people and cargo can be transported via rail.

Advancements in rail infrastructure have seen countries such as China, Italy, Spain and Japan adopting trains that travel in excess 300 kilometres per hour.