Mombasa – Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project is a Ksh 3.8 billion national flagship project in Kenya. The railway travels 472.25km starting from the port Reitz Station in Mombasa to Nairobi Terminus Station and crossing 8 counties that is Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Makueni, Kajiado, Machakos and Nairobi.
Partners in the competition were as follows;
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC): is one China’s largest state-owned companies operating in the international project contracting market.
Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK): The official body that represent professional and amateur photographers in Kenya
Kenya Railways Corporation: Is a state corporation established under the Kenya Railways Act, (CAP 397) of the laws of Kenya.
TAEC Consortium: Is the consultant appointed by Kenya Railways Corporation to be their representative for design review and construction supervision of the Nairobi – Mombasa SGR project.
The Standard Gauge Railway has 33 stations, 8 intermediate stations and 23 passing stations stations, below are a few shots i took.
Construction truck makes its way to Mombasa Terminus Station.
Workers at Mombasa Terminus Station use a crane to lift heavy cargo. In the background is the Indian Ocean.
Platform number 1 at the Mombasa Terminus Station. Passengers will use the platforms to wait and alight a train.
Mazeras super bridge
Voi super bridge
A section of Voi super bridge
A section of Voi intermediate station
Some of the amenities the passengers will have access to in all the main and intermediate stations between Nairobi and Mombasa .
Voi intermediate station
All stations have a VIP waiting rooms. They will be used to host government officials and dignitaries.
All stations have a map layout showing the various parts of a given station.
Tsavo super bridge, one of the longest bridge.
Mtito Andei intermediate station
Kibwezi intermediate station
Simba passing station. There are 23 passing / signal stations in between Nairobi and Mombasa terminus. The stations allow trains traveling in opposite directions to pass each other or overtake each other if travelling in the same direction.
Walkway at Nairobi terminus, it connects the main station and the platforms. Below it is the old meter gauge railway line.
Nancy Akoth, a 17 years old from Success primary school. The primary school is one of CRCB corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. Nancy likes playing soccer as goal keeper.