To become a market leader in freight and passenger transport in the corridors of operation and efficient enough to be financially self sufficient.
To provide safe, comfortable and reliable rail transport services at competitive rates for profit.
Ghana's small but economically vital rail network is confined to the southern half of the country. The Total track length is 1,300 kilometres. The network has three major branch lines two of which are on the Western Line and the other on the Central Line. Minerals, Cocoa and Timber constitute the main streams of goods traffic on the network. Passenger train services are provided on all three lines.
The GRCL provides effective and safe mode of passenger transportation via rail. The rail passenger transport serves as one of the convenient way of carrying passengers from all areas in the country through fast and effective means. The company is able to carry personnel across the country through its social responsibility roles. GRCL provides passenger carriage services by providing relative comfort and safety of rail transport, which have weighted with the government in assigning a vital role to railways in the overall scheme of meeting the transport needs of the country.
GRCL is noted for its hauling of Cocoa, Timber, Bauxite and Manganese. Before its detoriation, it was traditionally an important export corridor. Cocoa, Timber and Flour were handled on the Eastern Line through Tema Port, with the Central and Western lines handling these goods for Takoradi Port. Other Commodities conveyed on the network include Cement, Flour and Petroleum products. Freight services are basically the hub and the pivotal link of GRCL which accounts for most of the profits by the company. Currently GRCL is a major carrier of the country’s manganese at Nsuta hauling thousands of tonnes in a day.
GRCL, as far as its core services are concerned, also deal in parcel carriage. The company through its trains carry parcels of all weight and quantities across the length and breadth of the country. Aside carrying parcels of the general public, it also serves as the link of communication between its workers by sending parcels, letters and other smaller goods to its members across areas connected by rail.