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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New Kenya rail route

The original route planned for Kenya’s new standard gauge railway passed though Nairobi’s central business district, Kibera and Dagoretti. This has been redesigned, for a number of reasons. The line...

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Rift Valley Orders More Wagons

Rift Valley Railways, the company concessioned to operate the Kenya-Uganda metre-gauge railway, has ordered 120 additional wagons at a cost of $US6.36 million. The new wagons have a capacity of 60...

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Kenya Station Construction Begins

Station construction has begun on Kenya’s new standard gauge railway. There are to be stations at Nairobi East, Mombasa, Emali, Kibwezi, Mtito Andei, Maiseny and Voi. ...

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Two Chinese Managers Fined

Two managers of the China Road and Bridge Corporation have been fined after admitting bribery to a court in Kenya. Liu Yabin, a senior official of the company, and Tang Ju, a liaison officer, both...

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