I can't get over these skyline views as the trains approach the central station (took it from the vlog above).
Stalling and slow trains are the reasons people preferred buses and matatus, and the reasons railway transportation collapsed. Reliability is one of the most important factors in transportation. The idea that when you set on a journey you’ll get there safely and at the expected time every time. That’s currency in transportation. They better watch out.
This is funny. The hate is real.
You mean the railway tracks are a reservoir for bacterial and other infections all the way? Never knew that, but that must be disgusting. That’s a health hazard, how does NEMA allow that? These trains should be grounded for that reason alone, it’s unsafe for human occupancy.
These engines can’t handle the terrain. They should be using the refurbished GE world bank bought engines. That somehow disappeared after RVR folded.
I fully agree..Its a shame that we are celebrating the refurbishment of this line which is being served by such ancient equipment. Passenger service using those old locomotives and coaches will fail even in the Western Kenya line which is also being revived. Its too slow and uncomfortable. How do you travel all that long sitting in those benches where you face each other?!!! Govt should find a way to refurbish those coaches locally by modernising the plumbing, having drop holes for toilets is not acceptable any more!! And also have comfortable seats where you don't face each other.honestly why cant we just buy new engines. This quest for cheap things leads to such situations. Also why are we using toilets that deposit on the tracks? This was cutting edge tech at the end of the 19th century, are we or are we not in the 21st century.
All they need to do is to ensure tracks can allow trains travelling at a minimum speed of 80kM/hr and import second hand proper inter county trains. I believe travelling to Nanyuki should be between 2 - 2 1/2 hours even with all those stops at intermediary stations.
*An infrastructure company and a rail service company - the infrastructure company is responsible for maintaining and building track making sure the service the government wants to run on it can actually run on it and gets funds from the railway development levy plus track age fees.One for Cargo and another for passenger so that that improvement on commuter may receive the focus it deserves.