Kenya - General Information
Kenya (officially the Republic of Kenya)
National Railway System
Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), also Kenya Railways (KR) is the national railway of Kenya. Established in 1977, KR is a state corporation.
Train services are operated by Rift valley railways, the concessionaire of the Kenya-Uganda railway.
The national language is Kiswahili; the official languages are Kiswahili and English
Kenyan shilling (KES)
A basic list of frequencies is given for:
Metre, but see "Recent and future changes", below.
There are no electrified lines in Kenya.
Rule of the road
Left but the system is almost entirely single track
Recent and future changes
Rift Valley Railways (RVR) suspended the Nairobi - Mombasa long distance passenger service from 1 May 2017 to "enable RVR to reorganize their services". Freight and commuter services will continue to run.
On 28 November 2013, the President of Kenya laid the foundation stone in Mombasa for the first phase of the 1435 mm gauge line from Mombasa to Nairobi. The 610 km line will cost of 4.1 billion euros (90% financed by Chinese Exim Bank). The line is due to open in June 2017. Some of the new 1435 mm gauge locomotives were handed over to Kenya in January 2017.
Passenger trains will run at 120 km/h and freights at 80 km/h. A second phase would see the line extended from Nairobi to Malaba, near the border with Uganda, and eventually to Kampala.
Distances in km:
|Nairobi – Mombasa||530|
|Nairobi – Nakuru – Kisumu||398|
|Kisumu – Butere||69|