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Testing the tracks of SGR’s new Nairobi-Naivasha line

The massive effort to create a rail link between Kenya’s capital Nairobi and the strategically critical Indian Ocean port of Mombasa was derided by...

Chinese infrastructure: A beacon of hope for Kenya

Kenya lies about 10,000 km away from China. Archaeological evidence shows that back in the 9th century, China was already being traded through the Silk...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

Kenya's SGR project is not only being followed keenly in the country, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

The SGR project is not only being followed keenly in Kenya, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa...

#SGRLaunch: SGR to reduce congestion at East Africa’s busiest port

The SGR is set to benefit East Africa's biggest port too. The Port of Mombasa plays an important role in China's Belt and Road initiative....

Chinese firm drills East Africa’s longest railroad tunnel

China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), contractors of the Nairobi – Naivasha SGR Phase 2A, have successfully drilled the longest railway tunnel in East...

New train ticket sales start after official launch

Hours after the official launch, Nairobi Terminus started to sell tickets of the SGR service this afternoon. Two Chinese tourists became the lucky ones...

Chinese couples hold their wedding at Kenyan train station

Work at the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Nairobi Terminus on Saturday momentarily came to a halt when Kenyan workers joined their Chinese peers to...

A sneak preview of Kenya’s new passenger train

A final check on the train that's been called a game-changer for Kenya, the standard gauge railway (SGR) between Mombasa and Nairobi has been...

#SGRLaunch: Role of the SGR in EAC integration

According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the SGR is destined to go beyond Kenya’s borders, into Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The...