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Swaziland Rail Link Project Railing Ahead

Swaziland Rail Link Project Railing Ahead

The preparations of the Swaziland Rail Link (SRL) are now at an advanced stage with the realisation of the 150km long railway line being more realistic on a daily basis. The SRL is the development of a line linking South Africa and Swaziland thereby decongesting the Coal line and unlocking capacity on the eastern mainline and […]

Bumper harvest to boost National Railways of Zimbabwe volumes

Bumper harvest to boost National Railways of Zimbabwe volumes

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) expects to move more than one million tonnes of freight internally this year spurred by the anticipated bumper harvest. Following the good rains Zimbabwe received in the 2016/17 summer cropping season, the Government has projected a bumper harvest of about 2.7 million tonnes of grain. NRZ chairman Mr Larry […]

Will Kenya get value for money from its new Standard Gauge Railway?

Will Kenya get value for money from its new Standard Gauge Railway?

The first major new railway line in Kenya for more than a century, running between the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa, faces an immediate challenge of justifying its relatively high cost. At $5.6m per kilometre for the track alone, Kenya’s line cost close to three times the international standard and four times […]

Chinese Minister Defends Kenya’s New Standard Gauge Railway

Chinese Minister Defends Kenya’s New Standard Gauge Railway

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 abhors the export of any used item and that there was no chance that a previously used […]

Struggling National Railways of Zimbabwe patches together $400m recapitalisation plan

Struggling National Railways of Zimbabwe patches together $400m recapitalisation plan

THE financially-struggling National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) yesterday held a recapitalisation pre-bid conference in Bulawayo, as it seeks to raise $400 million to revive its operations and to repair infrastructure and equipment, to regain its lost market share. Addressing prospective bidders, who included international and local investors, NRZ deputy board chairperson, who is also chairman […]

Kenya’s First Female Train Drivers Dazzle Social Media Ahead of SGR Launch

Kenya’s First Female Train Drivers Dazzle Social Media Ahead of SGR Launch

The launch of the Standard Gauge Railway is scheduled for Wednesday and will be graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta; but that is not what netizens are excited about. It is the pictures of the trains pioneer female drivers that have wowed the online community The drivers beam in their navy blue suits, white shirts and […]

Kenya Launches Standard Gauge Railway Train As Ugandans Wait

Kenya Launches Standard Gauge Railway Train As Ugandans Wait

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will, today, take a ride on the passenger services of the $3.44b Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). This is a promise he has delivered on as he embarks on a campaign for a second term in office. Delivering the first phase – Mombasa to Nairobi – of the SGR represents a step […]

Dilapidated rail network stifles Zimbabwe tourism growth

Dilapidated rail network stifles Zimbabwe tourism growth

THE dilapidated railway system in the country is one of the major setbacks that frustrate growth in the tourism sector, a Zimstat survey has shown. According to a Zimbabwe Visitor Exit Survey (VES) for the year 2015/2016, a number of tourists are keen to enter the country using the railway transport system. Although many visitors […]

800,000 Tonnes of Cement Needed for Standard Gauge Railway Project

800,000 Tonnes of Cement Needed for Standard Gauge Railway Project

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will need 800,000 tonnes of cement of all grades and 85,000 of reinforcement steel. For now, though, these are indicative figures, according to the SGR project’s coordinator, Mr Kasingye Kyamugabi. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos, 2014), Uganda manufactures 2.2 million tonnes of cement, annually. The local market […]

Caroline Mutoko Lectures President Uhuru Kenyatta and He Hears Her

Caroline Mutoko Lectures President Uhuru Kenyatta and He Hears Her

Media personality Caroline Mutoko on Tuesday lectured President Uhuru Kenyatta on the dos and don’ts ahead of the launch of the Standard Gauge Railway. Mutoko, through her YouTube channel, went ham on a booklet produced by Kenya Railways to highlight the features of the SGR  and the termini on the route ahead of the official […]

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