The Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) is a statutory body established under the Jamaica Corporation Act 1960 and has sole responsibility for the operation of rail services in Jamaica. Jamaica’s railway service is one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere and played a vital role in providing passenger and freight services to the agricultural and mining sectors.
In October 1992 the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) took the decision to suspend train services and commenced efforts to privatize the rail services due to the entity’s inability to generate adequate revenues to fund operational costs, capital replacements and equipment maintenance.
Privatisation of the operations and management of the rail service.
The Government of Jamaica is in the process of determining the optimal privatisation strategy for the Jamaica Railway Corporation.