06-01-2023 by redazione
The future of travel to Kenya and from Kenya to Uganda will also be by rail.
The Kenyan National Railways is about to implement a program to expand its network and services for Kenyans and tourists.
The new Minister of Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen said that soon the country's major cities will be connected by trains, using the already planned extensions of the SGR line.
"In the next few months, the train from Mombasa will go all the way to Nakuru and then we will make sure to connect the railway to the cities of Eldoret and Kisumu," Murkomen said.
The project is part of the agreement with Uganda State Railways, which, again through the China Bridge and Road Company contract, is completing the section from the capital Kampala to the Kenyan border town of Malaba. According to the Ugandan government, by the end of February the metric-gauge tracks, identical to those built by the Chinese in Kenya, will be operational for a total of 245 km from the border to Kampala. At this point, once the work in Kenya is completed, it will be possible to go from the Indian Ocean to Uganda, as the railway built by the British Empire in 1900 once did.
It will also be one more option for tourists from Mombasa or even from Nairobi who want to visit Naivasha and Nakuru with their attractions, particularly the two national parks, Hell's gate and Nakuru National Park.
At the same time, Kenya Railways announced plans to extend the Nairobi-Mombasa railway line, already used by thousands of tourists, from the port of Miritini to the Old Town station, the one from which the famous "Lunatic Express" once departed.
"A tourist city and vacation destination like Mombasa will be even more pleasant and relaxing if the final destination of the SGR line is in the heart of the city, as is already the case in Nairobi," said director Martin Kigotho.
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