Kenya: How Kenya Railways is Facilitating the Government’s Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030

Kenya: How Kenya Railways is Facilitating the Government's Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030

Kenya Railways wishes to thank H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the National Government and Kenyans at large for the contribution they have made in the reclamation of railway land for the Nakuru-Kisumu, Eldoret-Kitale, Gilgil-Nyahururu and the Thika-Nanyuki lines, to facilitate operations along the Metre Gauge Railway (MGR) corridor. We appreciate the assistance accorded to us by the public in the spirit of patriotism, by reporting incidents of vandalism of our properties and railway tracks.

Even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenya Railways has continued to deliver its transportation mandate, which supports the implementation of the National Government’s Big 4 Agenda. Kenya Railways supports the Manufacturing pillar of the Big 4 Agenda by transporting raw materials, as well as the finished products. We also support the Food Security agenda through transportation of farm inputs and produce.

To more efficiently deliver its roles in the Big 4 Agenda, Kenya Railways has implemented the following services:

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)

The SGR has a total network of 592km between Mombasa, Nairobi and Naivasha. The SGR line has also led to expansion of the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Nairobi at Embakasi, and construction of the ICD-Naivasha at Mai Mahiu. This has contributed to decongestion of the sea port of Mombasa, and facilitated seamless transit of goods destined to Western Kenya and neighbouring countries.

Since commencing operations of the Madaraka Express service in 2017, Kenya Railways has transported over 5.4 million passengers and more than 1.3 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEUS) of cargo.

The Metre Gauge Railway (MGR)

The MGR has a total network of 2,046km spread across the country. It runs from the port of Mombasa to the border point of Malaba, a distance of 1,082km. It has branch lines to Taveta, Magadi, Nanyuki, Kisumu, Nyahururu, Solai and Kitale.

The line is used for the transportation of freight (containerised and bulk) to Uganda, which relies on the port of Mombasa for importation and exportation.

The Corporation has embarked on rehabilitation of the Metre Gauge Railway infrastructure to increase its reliability, efficiency and safety for freight haulage and passenger movements. So far, Kenya Railways has constructed 10 new commuter stations in Nairobi, undertaken routine maintenance of 1,082km of MGR track and revitalised the 177km Thika-Nanyuki branch line. Other projects include the rehabilitation of:

165km Nairobi Commuter Rail network;217km Nakuru-Kisumu Branch line;78km Gilgil-Nyahururu Branch line;69km Kisumu-Butere Branch line;65km Leseru-Kitale Branch line;456km Mombasa-Konza MGR […]

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