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Old July 2nd, 2017, 08:34 AM   #321
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Old July 18th, 2017, 11:12 PM   #322
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"KR releases new schedule for Madaraka express for Nairobi commuters"

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Old July 31st, 2017, 08:27 PM   #323
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Glimpses of the new railway. Mombasa is getting more tourists cause of it

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Old August 31st, 2017, 11:09 AM   #324
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Old August 31st, 2017, 11:21 AM   #325
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Are they any armed guards around here (?), because this entrance would be the Achilles heel, where Al-Shabaab could launch strike.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 11:28 AM   #326
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There are usually a lot of armed guards in and around the stations.

Visit one and u'll see urself.

I personally think that increasing surveillance is better than a complete hands on and AK47 approach because large guns make people feel uneasy. But the answer to ur question is yes.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 06:16 PM   #327
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Phase 2 Of The Kenya SGR Project Is Well Underway

One Of The Longest Tunnels In Africa About To Be Complete



















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Old August 31st, 2017, 08:45 PM   #328
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How long is it?
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Old October 3rd, 2017, 10:00 PM   #329
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How long is it?
7.14 km.
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Old October 8th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #330
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Great railway and much needed, it's been nevertheless a great financial effort for Kenya and there are some doubts as to whether the costs were simply too heavy (according to short report below).
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Old October 9th, 2017, 01:42 PM   #331
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In the 1860s and 1870 Sweden spend up to 70% of its annual government budget to build two railway lines connecting Stockholm with Göteborg and Malmö. Kenya will never have to allocate more than 5-10% of its annual expenditure (about $10 billion in 2015) to repay the loans for SGR. 90% of Kenya's population will be living within 100 km distance of the railway line and all mayor population and economic centers will be directly connected with each other by rail. Additionally to that Uganda which exports and imports 90% of its goods to and through Kenya will see transportations costs go down significantly (currently $1,900 for a 20ft container from Mombasa to Kampala). This is an essential infrastructure absolutely crucial not only for Kenya but also for all countries depending on Mombasa for their imports (e.g. Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, eastern DRC).
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Old October 9th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #332
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The longest railway tunnel in africa is in Algeria e . The construction of the Gantas railway tunnel is part of the project of doubling the track with rectification of the railway line between the stations of El Affroun and Khémis Miliana of the Algiers-Oran line. The total length of this two-tube tunnel is 14.68 km. The left side is 7.3 km long, and the right side is slightly longer 7.355 km. Currently, 13.70 km have been dug, representing a completion rate of 93.2%. The work is being done by China's CRCC / CCECC Group
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Old December 6th, 2017, 03:41 PM   #333
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This thread has been a bit idle. Here's some updates from the Kenyan subforum from the past two months. A branch line is now being built to Mombasa Island.

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Piling works for the extension of the Mombasa Container Terminal Branch Line towards Mombasa Island

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And here's some shots from the SGR's current extension to Malaba.


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The longest railway tunnel in africa is in Algeria e . The construction of the Gantas railway tunnel is part of the project of doubling the track with rectification of the railway line between the stations of El Affroun and Khémis Miliana of the Algiers-Oran line. The total length of this two-tube tunnel is 14.68 km. The left side is 7.3 km long, and the right side is slightly longer 7.355 km. Currently, 13.70 km have been dug, representing a completion rate of 93.2%. The work is being done by China's CRCC / CCECC Group
The longest railway tunnel in Africa is in South-Africa (Hex River),Algeria has the longest railway tunnel in North-Africa ans the second longest on the African continent.

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Old December 7th, 2017, 09:22 AM   #337
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What all this discussions about tunnels in Algeria or SA have to do with railways in Kenya?
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Old December 7th, 2017, 10:41 AM   #338
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Kenya is getting really excited about getting their first railway tunnel? Or isn't it the first?

Big tunnels are infrastructural marvels that show off to the outside world that the country is developing well (or at least seems to be, even if it really isn't)
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Old January 17th, 2018, 12:23 PM   #340
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What use does the temp.Tent have if it's a brand new station?
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