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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.

 

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Construction truck makes its way to Mombasa Terminus Station.

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Workers at Mombasa Terminus Station use a crane to lift heavy cargo. In the background is the Indian Ocean.

Platform

Platform number 1 at the Mombasa Terminus Station. Passengers will use the platforms to wait and alight a train.

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Mazeras super bridge

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Voi super bridge

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A section of Voi super bridge

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A section of Voi intermediate station

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Some of the amenities the passengers will have access to in all the main and intermediate stations between Nairobi and Mombasa .

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Voi intermediate station

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All stations have a VIP waiting rooms. They will be used to host government officials and dignitaries.

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All stations have a map layout showing the various parts of a given station.

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Tsavo super bridge, one of the longest bridge.

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Mtito Andei intermediate station

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Kibwezi intermediate station

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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.

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Walkway at Nairobi terminus, it connects the main station and the platforms. Below it is the old meter gauge railway line.

Nairobi Terminus

Nairobi Terminus

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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.

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