SGR readies for inauguration as 6 more locomotives arrive

Workers offload the first batch of the standard gauge railway locomotives at the Port of Mombasa on January 9, 2017. The railway will also run freight trains with 54 double-stack flat wagons. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Each of the soft-seat coaches can accommodate 72 passengers while the hard-seat ones have a capacity of 118 passengers.
  • Mr Maina said that in line with railway safety regulations, all the new train sets will be tested to ensure safety compliance.

Six locomotives – two passenger and four freight – and 32 passenger coaches arrived at the Mombasa port, with Kenya Railways assuring that the standard gauge railway would be commissioned in June as scheduled.

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