Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) was established on 25th May 2007 and started its operations on 1st October 2007 under the ownership of RITES of India and the Government of Tanzania through 51% and 49% shareholding respectively. As of now TRL is fully owned by the Government of United Republic of Tanzania at 100% shareholding since 22nd July 2011.

Tanzania Railways Limited is under the Ministry of Transport.