Is the future of rail #transportation bright in #Kenya? @globalsiteplans

Is the future of rail #transportation bright in #Kenya? @globalsiteplans

Kenyan towns, especially the City of Nairobi , continue to choke with traffic brought about by the over-dependence on the motor vehicle and the insufficiency of related infrastructure. One alternative that urban planners can use to overcome this challenge is mass rail transit. However, the existing rail system in Kenya is not capable of providing such a service. Built during colonial times, the current rail system runs from Mombasa through Nairobi to Uganda. The fact that it is not standard gauge, and has been poorly maintained, has led to its unpopularity over the years. However, the future of rail transport looks bright with the government undertaking such projects as the Standard gauge rail project , within the LAPSSET project, and the introduction of the Syokimau commuter rail. The Syokimau Commuter train The Syokimau commuter rail was introduced in November 2012, with...

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