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Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens - CNN

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya's largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built high speed railway, is up and running. It's around 300 miles ...and more »

Chinese-built railway pushes forward Kenya's modernization drive - China Daily

NAIROBI — The 480 km railway linking Kenya's largest port city Mombasa to capital Nairobi, slated to be officially launched on Wednesday, will be a key infrastructure project that will push forward the East Africa nation's modernization drive, a ...and more »

Madaraka Express arrives in Nairobi on maiden SGR passenger trip - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya May 31 – It's finally here, the long awaited Standard Gauge Railway passenger train service dubbed Madaraka Express. President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the maiden trip at the Mombasa Terminus at Miritini on ...and more »

Kenya Just Opened a $4 Billion Chinese-Built Railway, its Largest Infrastructure Project in 50 Years - Newsweek

Kenya has just opened its largest infrastructure project in over 50 years—with a little help from some Chinese friends. Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan president, announced Wednesday the completion of the first stage of a major railway connecting the ...and more »

Feature: Kenyans relish a monumental leapfrog as SGR passenger train makes inaugural journey - Xinhua

by Christine Lagat. NAIROBI, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Rose Wangalya was in buoyant mood on Wednesday morning when the sound of drum beats accompanied by patriotic ballads rent the air to pave way for the inaugural journey of the Standard Gauge Railway ...and more »

Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway - BBC News

Kenya has opened a major new railway between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi, 18 months early. President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line signalled a new chapter in the country.and more »

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital - Reuters

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence more than 50 years ago.and more »

Kenya inaugurates Standard Gauge Railway - International Railway Journal

KENYA's President Mr Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the maiden freight and passenger trains on the 472.3km Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Nairobi to Mombasa. The inaugural freight train left the port of Mombasa on the evening of May 30, arriving in ...and more »

Kenyans Cheer Opening Of Mombasa-Nairobi Railway - NPR

Just after the sun rose on Wednesday, people began streaming into the Mombasa terminal station. There was a red carpet, a helicopter and Kenyans dressed in their very best attire, with shimmering fabrics and dazzling hats. A little more than a hundred ...and more »

Trains set sail on Kenya's new 472 km Mombasa-Nairobi rail line - africanews

Kenya's new $3.8 billion China-funded Standard Gauge Railway has been launched with pomp and pageantry as new trains for both passengers and cargo make the first trip from the coastal city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi. The 4000 tonnes a trip cargo ...and more »