About Us

We are Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) Limited, committed to building a vibrant railway sector connecting African capitals and commercial centers through a high tec. High-Speed Train Network, facilitating the movement of goods, factor services and people as well as reducing transport costs and relieving congestion of current and future systems through increased rail connectivity, matching AU needs of the Agenda 2063.

We currently lead with a commitment to TARC‘s Transformation as “BIG BANG“ and as Offer for Africa’s Marshal Plan on key high tec. High Speed Railway (HSR) infrastructure.

Our Mission

Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) Ltd aims at connecting African Capitals and Commercial Centers through a High-Speed Railway Network, facilitating the movement of goods, factor services and people as well as reducing transport costs and relieving congestion of current and future systems through increased rail connectivity. Building the Africa we want with a 100% African tech. giant.

Our Vision

To provide the African rail industry with greater certainty into the future that will complement the Africa We Want Agenda

Vision 2030 And Introduction To The Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC)

The Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at revolutionizing trade and connectivity across the African continent. With an ambitious vision to enhance regional integration, TARC seeks to establish a comprehensive railway network spanning the entire African continent. This transformative project aims to bridge the gaps that hinder efficient transportation and trade facilitation in Africa. By connecting major cities, industrial zones, and key ports, TARC aims to facilitate seamless movement of goods and people across borders.

The railway network will provide a reliable and cost-effective means of transportation, unlocking new economic opportunities for African nations. TARC’s regional connectivity will not only enhance intra-African trade but also boost international trade by providing a direct connection between Africa and other continents. This innovative infrastructure project holds immense potential for stimulating economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction in Africa.

The Importance Of Trade Acceleration In Africa

Trade acceleration plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth and development in Africa. With its vast resources and untapped potential, the continent has become an attractive destination for international investors. However, inadequate infrastructure and fragmented regional markets have hindered the realization of Africa’s full trade potential. One solution to this challenge is the Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC), which aims to enhance regional connectivity through a comprehensive railway network across the continent. 

By connecting various regions, TARC will facilitate the movement of goods and people, creating new trade routes and expanding market access. Trade acceleration brings numerous benefits to Africa. It drives job creation, boosts foreign direct investment, and promotes technology transfer between nations. Additionally, increased trade enables African countries to diversify their economies beyond traditional commodities, reducing dependency on volatile global markets.

Enhancing Regional Connectivity Through TARC

The Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) has emerged as a pivotal force in accelerating trade and connectivity across the African continent. By facilitating seamless rail connections, TARC has successfully enhanced regional connectivity, opening up new avenues for economic growth and development. Through TARC’s extensive railway network, countries within the region are now able to efficiently transport goods and raw materials, reducing trade barriers and promoting intra-regional trade.

This enhanced connectivity has not only boosted economic activity but also fostered closer political and cultural ties among African nations. Moreover, TARC’s commitment to sustainable infrastructure development has resulted in improved access to remote areas previously lacking adequate transportation links. This has further stimulated economic opportunities for marginalized communities, promoting inclusivity and reducing regional disparities. As TARC continues to expand its operations, it holds immense potential for transforming Africa into a dynamic trading hub.


TARC’s Role In Promoting Economic Growth

The Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth through Its commitment to regional connectivity. By establishing a comprehensive railway network across the African continent, TARC facilitates the efficient movement of goods and people, unlocking immense economic potential. Firstly, TARC enhances trade acceleration by providing a reliable and cost-effective transportation system. This enables businesses to transport their products swiftly and securely, reducing logistics costs and improving overall competitiveness.

Additionally, TARC’s regional connectivity fosters collaboration among countries, encouraging cross-border trade and investment. Furthermore, TARC contributes to job creation and poverty reduction. The construction of railway infrastructure generates employment opportunities in both urban and rural areas. With improved access to markets, marginalized communities can engage in economic activities more easily, leading to income generation and improved livelihoods.

Challenges And Opportunities For TARC Implementation

The implementation of the Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) and the subsequent regional connectivity it will provide presents a range of challenges and opportunities. One key challenge is the vastness of the African continent, requiring extensive infrastructure development and significant financial investment. Additionally, political stability and cooperation among African nations are crucial for successful implementation. Harmonizing different legal frameworks, customs regulations, and technical standards across borders is another challenge that must be overcome.

However, TARC also offers numerous opportunities. Firstly, it will enhance intra-regional trade by providing efficient transportation links between African countries. This can lead to increased economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. TARC can also facilitate access to global markets for African goods, fostering export diversification and competitiveness. Moreover, by connecting landlocked countries to coastal ports through rail networks, TARC can reduce dependence on costly air or sea transport.

Successful Case Studies Of Regional Connectivity By TARC

The Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) has successfully implemented regional connectivity projects across the continent, leading to significant trade acceleration. One notable case study is the East African Railway Network (EARN), connecting Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. This project has facilitated the movement of goods and people between these countries, reducing transportation costs and boosting economic growth in the region. 

Another successful example is the West African Coastal Railway (WACR), linking coastal countries such as Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. By improving transport infrastructure along this route, TARC has enhanced trade opportunities for these nations and stimulated cross-border commerce. Furthermore, TARC’s Central African Trade Corridor (CATC) has played a crucial role in connecting landlocked countries like Chad and Central African Republic with seaports in Cameroon. 

This railway network has opened up new trade routes and improved market access for these nations.


Future Prospects And Potential Impact Of TARC On African Trade

The future prospects of the Trans Africa Railway Corporation (TARC) have the potential to revolutionize African trade by enhancing regional connectivity. The establishment of an efficient railway network across the continent will facilitate faster and more cost-effective movement of goods and services between African countries. TARC will promote economic integration by connecting landlocked countries to coastal ports, unlocking their trade potential. 

This will reduce transportation costs, boost export capacities, and attract foreign investments. Moreover, improved regional connectivity through TARC will foster cross-border collaboration and encourage intra-African trade. The potential impact of TARC on African trade cannot be understated. It will stimulate economic growth, create employment opportunities, and enhance competitiveness in both domestic and international markets. By enabling seamless movement of goods across borders, TARC will contribute to the development of regional value chains and support Africa’s industrialization efforts.


Vision TARC 2030, Christian Gutzwiller


Our Values

  • Integrity: Adherence to the highest standards of professional behavior and corporate governance in business with the interaction of all stakeholders, partners and clients
  • Innovation: Applying newest high Tech. Technology in all phases of TARC´s evolution
  • Discipline: Keeping an open communication at all levels of the corporation, drive with speed and professionalism
  • Transparency: No surprises, open communication, no secrets, always visions to implement, invite Key-Partners as major game changers in Africa and on the Globe
  • Teamwork: We foster teamwork at all levels, working together changes mindsets, creative thinkers and visionaries will get ground to develop
  • Accountability: Profit center and entrepreneurial mindsets on all levels of the company, driven by providing sustainable and effective solutions to the needs of the African Continent and its people. We do what is possible, not what is wished.