1. Purpose – Provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective rail transport for both freight and passenger and passengers in order to reduce the cost of transport hence the cost of doing business translating into making Kenya a competitive Investment destination

 

 

2. Starting Point – Mombasa Port

3. End Point – Nairobi (at Embakasi to ICD)

4. Gauge – Standard Gauge (1,435mm)

5. Design and Construction Standard – Class 1 Chinese Standard (Robust and low maintainance cost)

6. Axle Load 25 Tonnes (Minimum)

7. Number of Tracks – Single Track with 33 crossing stations each loop line measuring 1.2km long

8. Total Track Length -609.3KM

9. Main Freight Stations – Mombasa Port and Nairobi (at Embakasi)

10. Main Passenger Stations – Mombasa and Nairobi (at Embakasi)

11. Intermediate Passenger Stations – Mariakani, Voi, Mtito Andei, Sultan Hamud and Athi River

12. Design Speeds – Freight Trains = 80Kph

Passenger Trains =120kph

13. Trailing Load per train = 4,000 tonnes (216TEUs)

14. Transit Time Freight Time = 8 hours

Passenger time 4 hours and 30 minutes

15. Motive Power Type -Diesel initially – future electrification

16. Initial number of locomotives and rolling stock – Locomotives =56

-Freight Wagons -1,620

-Passenger Coaches=40

18. Loading Gauge – Double Stack Containers and electrification

19. Estimated cost of the Project and financing – Cost $3.804b

    -China – 90%

    – GOK – 10%

20. Contractor – China Road and Bridge corporation

21. Start Date of the Construction – 1st October 2014

22. Estimated period for construction – 42 months 

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