Kenya looks for funds to reach Malaba

Though regional heads of state originally set June 2018 as the completion date for a new standard gauge line through Kenya to Malaba on the Uganda border, 2020-2022 now seems a more likely target. The...

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Light rail confusion in Kenya

President Kenyatta’s agreement with Hungary, in terms of which the construction of a light rail system is to start shortly in Nairobi, seems to fly in the face of a project initiated by the Nairobi...

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Hungarian LRT for Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on 19 February that construction of a $US150 million light rail system in Nairobi is due to start by June 2016. In the first phase, the city’s present metre-gauge...

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Nairobi to get 10 commuter trains

On 23 February, Kenya’s transport and infrastructure principal secretary Wilson Irungu Nyakera announced that ten new commuter trainsets are to be acquired for use in the Nairobi area. The acquisition...

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RVR signs with Egyptian Export Council

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) RVR is Qalaa Holdings' primary investment in the African transportation sector, holding a 25-year concession to operate 2,352 km of metre-gauge track linking the port of...

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New Kenya railway may be delayed

The cancellation of an environmental impact assessment licence issued to China Roads & Bridges Corporation (CRBC) by Kenya's National Environment Tribunal (NET) may delay completion of the...

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Nairobi commuter service suspended

Authorities blame an unspecified “technical hitch” for the sudden suspension of commuter rail services into Nairobi on the morning of Monday 15 February. According to a note posted on a social media...

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Kenya to electrify the new railway

Ministers from Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, who met in Kampala to discuss implementation of projects under the Northern Corridor Integration projects initiative, considered a proposal by Kenya to...

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Kenya standard gauge locos

Six standard gauge locomotives are at work assisting in the construction of Kenya’s new railway. According to transport principal secretary Irungu Nyakera, “at least” 50 more units are to be imported...

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RVR heavy duty wagons arrive

The first 120 of 480 heavy-duty wagons ordered by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) from CNR in China have arrived in Kenya. Each has carrying capacity of 60 tons – a significant increase on the 40 tons...

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