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Kenya: We Don't Export Second-Hand Locomotives - Chinese Minister -

A top Chinese official has rubbished claims circulated on social media that the locomotives used to propel trains on the standard gauge railway are refurbishments of old models. China's vice-minister for Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming said his country ...and more »

New Railway Halves Travel Time from Nairobi to Mombasa - Voice of America

Kenya has launched a new railway service that will cut travel time between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa in half. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and a number of Chinese and Kenyan officials were aboard the train Wednesday for its inaugural run ...and more »

Commentary: China, a true and capable friend behind Africa's ambitions - Xinhua

by Xinhua Writer Zhu Shaobin. MOMBASA, Kenya, June 2 (Xinhua) -- In proud cheers, Kenyans witnessed the birth of a millennium railway project that will transform their lives. And once again, China has proved itself a true and capable friend behind ...and more »

East Africa: China Plan Raises Hope for East African SGR Project -

China has said it is ready to finance the construction of the standard gauge railway from Kisumu in Kenya to Uganda and Rwanda as long as the three countries agree to handle the project jointly. According to Beijing, such an agreement among the three ...and more »

Loans not a burden to Kenya — China - Daily Nation

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A new lunatic express: OBOR projects worldwide are stacking the deck for Chinese enterprises and banks - Times of India (blog)

Kenya Railways Corporation has a standard gauge railway (SGR) project that's part of Kenya's Vision 2030 document. At the moment, work is happening on the first of three phases, from Mombasa to Nairobi, one that will be commercially functional from ...and more »

SGR can open up Kenya if we build service lines to feed it - Daily Nation

The Nozomi bullet train is the centrepiece and pride of the Shinkansen railway service, which connects all the key cities in Japan. On a normal trip, it can attain speeds of upto 300km per hour, meaning that if it were in Kenya, it would cover the ...and more »

Kenya can benefit from China's ambitious railroad diplomacy - Daily Nation

So much ink has been spilled over the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, particularly its impact on the economy. However, the project has far wider tentacles. At the heart of the SGR is China, the financier-cum-developer of the project. But what ...and more »

Promotional SGR passenger transfer service starts - The Standard

Kenya Railways at the weekend introduced a promotional bus transfer service for all passengers using the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). The service, which kicked off on Saturday and will run up to Tuesday, involves free bus transport for travellers ...and more »

Will the faster SGR kill slow moving Rift Valley Railways? - The Standard

When the Standard Gauge Railway started operations last week, it ushered in a new era of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness on rail. It will bring competition on the Mombasa-Nairobi route. The freight train made a maiden trip Tuesday but is not ...and more »