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Kenya Railways receives 60 wagons for SGR operations

BUSINESS
By Maina Mwangi | February 14th 2017
Kenya Railways lauded the wagons’ arrival, saying coming 106 days to the project’s launch on June 1, it gives them reasonable time to start testing and commissioning them PHOTO:COURTESY

Kenya Railways yesterday received the first batch of wagons that will be deployed on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line.

The consignment of 60 wagons arrived at the Port of Mombasa on February 10 aboard two ships and was offloaded yesterday under the supervision of SGR contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation, Kenya Railways engineers and the project supervisor, TSDI-APEC-EDON Consortium (TAEC).

 The consignment is the first batch of 1,620 wagons that will be used for movement of cargo between Mombasa and Nairobi.

Kenya Railways lauded the wagons’ arrival, saying coming 106 days to the project’s launch on June 1, it gives them reasonable time to start testing and commissioning them.

 Kenya Railways has so far received eight freight haulage heavy-duty locomotives for mainline use out of the expected 43. Managing Director Atanus Maina said the project is now in its final phase of construction, and will soon be ready for operations. 

 

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