President Kenyatta Launches SGR Phase 2A

Phase 2A of the country’s SGR project spans 120km and stretches from Nairobi to Naivasha. This section incorporates construction of four tunnels covering 7,756km; 9 bridges covering 24km along the...

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South Africa and Kenya Signed Various Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding

President Jacob Zuma, recently concluded at trip to Kenya whereby a number of issues where discussed. During the visit, South Africa and Kenya signed various agreements and Memoranda of...

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RVR Left Out of Lucrative Oil Deal

According to a recent press release, Rift Valley Railways (RVR) has decided to open the Mombasa-Kampala line to third-party railway operators, who will be free to operate privately owned rolling stock...

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Kenya To Develop Key Economic Hubs Around Standard Gauge Railway Line

The Kenyan government it set to make the most out of their investment in a $US3.8 billion standard gauge railway (SGR) network, being constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which...

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Construction Of Kenya SGR Phase 2 Will Commence Despite Environmental Objections

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has announced that phase two of the country’s Standard Gauge Railway Project will commence within a fortnight. The announcement comes following a decision by the...

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Kenya Is The Model Of Success For Railways in Africa, says Senegalese President

Senegal’s President Macky Sall recently visited the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR Project to assess progress in its implementation. The president was welcomed by the principal secretary for transport Wilson...

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Railway Training Institute Lauded by President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyan students to consider undertaking technical training courses that are being offered at the Railway Training Institute (RTI) under the Standard Gauge...

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Kenya Railways Announces the Proposed Route for Phase Two of their SGR Project

The Kenya Railways has made public the proposed route for phase two of the country’s standard gauge railway project. The route starts from the west end of the Nairobi South Hub (end point of the...

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Majority Shareholder Looks To Sell Its Stake in Rift Valley Railways

Egyptian equity fund company Qalaa (formerly Citadel Capital) has announced, in a 2016 quarterly report, that it plans to sell non-core business assets with the view to stabilising the profitability...

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Kenya SGR Project Scheduled to Start Testing in January 2017

Transport minister James Michara has announced that Kenya’s standard gauge railway project will be completed by December 2016. According to the minister, 90% of the civil works are complete, with...

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