Mombasa – Nairobi standard gauge freight service launched

The first commercial freight train on the Standard Gauge Railway ran on January 1, carrying 104 containers from Mombasa to the Embakasi Inland Container Depot in Nairobi.

KENYA: The first commercial freight train on the Standard Gauge Railway ran from Mombasa to the Embakasi Inland Container Depot in Nairobi on January 1. The 52-wagon train carried 104 TEU, which the operator pointed out was ‘almost equivalent to the trucks operating daily on the Mombasa – Nairobi highway.’

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