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Old December 9th, 2014, 08:06 PM   #21
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Old December 19th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #22
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Standard Gauge Railway
Phase I


Commencing: December 2014
Completion: Mid-2018
Connecting: Mombasa and Nairobi
Distance: 485km approx.
Amount of track: 609km
Railway stations: 40 (total amount of stations btn Mombasa and Nairobi)
Contractor: China Road and Bridge Corporation
Amount of workers: 30,000 Kenyans + 2,500 Chinese
Partner states: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan
Cost for Phase I: Kes. 327bn (US$ 3.6bn)
Total cost for Phase I: Kes. 447bn (US$ 4.9bn)
Funding source for Phase I: (90% China Exim Bank) (10% Government of Kenya)
Estimated cost of entire project: Kes. 1.3 trillion (US$ 13.2bn)

Construction of SGR continues despite unanswered queries on conflict of interest in its supervision




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Old December 19th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #23
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Standard Gauge Railway
Phase I


Commencing: December 2014
Completion: Mid-2018
Connecting: Mombasa and Nairobi
Distance: 485km approx.
Amount of track: 609km
Railway stations: 40 (total amount of stations btn Mombasa and Nairobi)
Contractor: China Road and Bridge Corporation
Amount of workers: 30,000 Kenyans + 2,500 Chinese
Partner states: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan
Cost for Phase I: Kes. 327bn (US$ 3.6bn)
Total cost for Phase I: Kes. 447bn (US$ 4.9bn)
Funding source for Phase I: (90% China Exim Bank) (10% Government of Kenya)
Estimated cost of entire project: Kes. 1.3 trillion (US$ 13.2bn)


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(i) Construction of railways infrastructure (civil works) and procurement of facilities and locomotives on EPC arrangement at cost of US$ 3.8billion (Kshs. 327 billion)

(ii) Construction of railways infrastructure (civil works); procurement of facilities and locomotives; compulsory land acquisition; Embakasi ICD expansion; and project supervision a total of Kshs. 349.4 billion.

(iii) Construction of railways infrastructure (civil works); procurement of facilities and locomotives; compulsory land acquisition; Embakasi ICD expansion; and project supervision; cost of insurance premium and interests at a total cost of Kshs. 447 billion. This excludes other important costs such as cost of resettlement, demolition cost and relevant expenses; VAT, Duty and relevant tax; and other statutory expenses.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 07:52 PM   #24
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Standard Gauge Railway
Phase I


Commencing: December 2014
Completion: Mid-2018
Connecting: Mombasa and Nairobi
Distance: 485km approx.
Amount of track: 609km
Railway stations: 40 (total amount of stations btn Mombasa and Nairobi)
Contractor: China Road and Bridge Corporation
Amount of workers: 30,000 Kenyans + 2,500 Chinese
Partner states: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan
Cost for Phase I: Kes. 327bn (US$ 3.6bn)
Total cost for Phase I: Kes. 447bn (US$ 4.9bn)
Funding source for Phase I: (90% China Exim Bank) (10% Government of Kenya)
Estimated cost of entire project: Kes. 1.3 trillion (US$ 13.2bn)
Camps: 21 camps (24 km per camp)


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Mombasa to Nairobi Railway Under Construction
CCTV News | 19 December 2014

very informative video....
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 08:24 PM   #25
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Renders pulled from the video


Voi Railway Station render

Tsavo National Park

Mombasa station
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 10:15 AM   #26
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I have to say, RVR's secondhand B23-7 locomotives will probably be more reliable than the Chinese locos that will be used on the standard gauge line.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:14 PM   #27
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GE B23-7

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Builder: GE Transportation Systems/GE de Brazil
Build date: SEP 1977 – DEC 1984
Top Speed: 104km/h (65 mph)
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) Standard Gauge
Length: 18.95 m (62 ft 2 in)
Prime mover: GE FDL-12
Cylinders: V12
Power output: 2,250 hp (1,680 kW)
China Railways DF4D

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Initial Delivery: 4
Designated as: Passenger train
Top Speed: 145km/h (90 mph) or 170km/h (110 mph)
Builders:
CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.
CSR Ziyang Locomotive Works (DF4B, DF4C & DF4C(A1A))[9]
Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works
Datong locomotive factory

Build date: 1996 -
Gauge: (1,435 mm) Standard Gauge
Length: 21 m (67 ft 9 in)
Prime mover: 16V240ZJD
Cylinders: --
Power output: --
China Railways DF8B

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Initial Delivery: 56
Designated as: Cargo train
Top Speed: 100km/h (62 mph)
Builder: CSR Qishuyan Locomotive and Rollingstock Co.,Ltd./CSR Ziyang Locomotive Works.
Build date: 1997 -
Gauge: (1,435 mm) Standard Gauge
Length: 22 m (72 ft 2.1 in)
Prime mover: 16V280ZJA
Cylinders: V16
Power output: 3,680 kW (4,930 hp)
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 09:28 PM   #28
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Are there plans to change the railway coupling to AAR model in Kenya?
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Old December 24th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #29
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Are there plans to change the railway coupling to AAR model in Kenya?
Well, Kenya currently uses Norwegian coupling which is mostly used for metre gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) rail.

The SGR Mombasa-Nairobi line will be built using Chinese specs so its very likely that AAR coupling will be used.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 06:13 PM   #30
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Repost of the renders of Mombasa and Nairobi station

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Old December 25th, 2014, 10:43 AM   #31
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Instagram on the progress of the SGR project Kenya

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Great news from #Section7 #SGRKenya #emali site. The sleeper factory is almost complete, production should start by mid January 2015.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 06:15 AM   #32
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9618 (ex BNSF 4214)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/locoslides/15539983513/

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:20 PM   #33
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Everything associated with Rift Valley Railways runs on the metre gauge railway. So all standard gauge trains procured by the company are first converted to metre gauge.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #34
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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:31 AM   #35
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I hope they still keep the metre gauge track in use long after the SGR is complete.
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I hope they still keep the metre gauge track in use long after the SGR is complete.
Why?
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Why?
Why not. If the track is properly aligned and some areas rebuilt and electrified maybe one day bullet trains would use the tracks.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:45 PM   #38
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Why not. If the track is properly aligned and some areas rebuilt and electrified maybe one day bullet trains would use the tracks.

Metre gauge currently used in Kenya (Green)
Standard Gauge (Blue)

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Metre gauge isn't used for bullet trains, its too unstable. The speed and stability is the only reason that Kenya is converting to standard gauge.
The reduced stability of metre gauge means its trains cannot run at the same high speeds as on broader gauges, unless the tracks are aligned with greater precision. In Japan and Queensland, recent permanent way improvements have allowed trains on 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge tracks to run at 160 km/h (99 mph) and faster. Queensland Rail's tilt train is currently the fastest train in Australia and the fastest 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge train in the world, setting a record at 210 km/h.

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Kenya uses 1000mm which is even more unstable after the SGR is complete there will be no use for the metre gauge tracks not for bullet trains.
Compare these speeds with standard gauge trains which can run at up to 320 km/h (199 mph). The contrast is most evident in Japan, home of the Shinkansen, a network of standard gauge lines built solely for high-speed rail in a country where 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge is the predominant standard.

Curve radius is also important for high speeds: narrow gauge railways tend to have sharper curves, which limits the speed at which a vehicle can safely proceed along the track.
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Metre gauge currently used in Kenya (Green)
Standard Gauge (Blue)


The reduced stability of metre gauge means its trains cannot run at the same high speeds as on broader gauges, unless the tracks are aligned with greater precision. In Japan and Queensland, recent permanent way improvements have allowed trains on 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge tracks to run at 160 km/h (99 mph) and faster. Queensland Rail's tilt train is currently the fastest train in Australia and the fastest 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge train in the world, setting a record at 210 km/h.



Compare these speeds with standard gauge trains which can run at up to 320 km/h (199 mph). The contrast is most evident in Japan, home of the Shinkansen, a network of standard gauge lines built solely for high-speed rail in a country where 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge is the predominant standard.

Curve radius is also important for high speeds: narrow gauge railways tend to have sharper curves, which limits the speed at which a vehicle can safely proceed along the track.

Much clearer now. So maybe in the future the current line will get converted.
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Much clearer now. So maybe in the future the current line will get converted.
Yeah, maybe.
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