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SGR Progress thus far
Julie
#1361 Posted : Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:35:43 AM
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Has SGR posted ticket costs to Mai Mahiu and Suswa?
hardwood
#1362 Posted : Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:32:49 PM
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Julie wrote:
Has SGR posted ticket costs to Mai Mahiu and Suswa?


100 bob. 200 bob first class.
KulaRaha
#1363 Posted : Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:19:49 PM
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hardwood wrote:
Julie wrote:
Has SGR posted ticket costs to Mai Mahiu and Suswa?


100 bob. 200 bob first class.


Maybe useful when heading to the Mara, I noted Duka Moja seems closer to Narok than Mai Mahiu.
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Impunity
#1364 Posted : Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:43:16 PM
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hardwood wrote:


Route Description of the Nairobi – Naivasha Section (Phase 2) of the Standard Gauge Railway line

-Starts from the West end of the Nairobi South Hub (end point of the Mombasa – Nairobi SGR);
-Turns south-westwards through the Nairobi National Park and west past Twala and Ongata Rongai Towns;
-Crosses Magadi Road next to the Adventists University and Ngong Road at Embulbul;
-Descends into Rift Valley through a tunnel located North-West of Ngong Hills;
-Proceeds North-West to the proposed Industrial Parks at Mai Mahiu and Suswa
-Crosses B3 at Duka Moja

Passenger and freight exchange Stations

-Ongata Rongai – behind Ongata Rongai Town
-Ngong – along Gataka Road, one (1) kilometre East of Embumbul Township
-Mai Mahiu – approximately 10 kilometres South of Mai Mahiu Township
-Suwsa – within Suswa Township
-Proposed Industrial Parks – at proposed Mai Mahiu Station (Naivasha sub-County) and Suswa Township Station (Narok County)


I think the colonial railway has a station at Suswa,they can "connect it" hapo and proceed to Uganda...

And by the way what is the status of the rehabilitation of the line to Eldoret? Kenyans tushasahau,sio?
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newfarer
#1365 Posted : Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:55:07 PM
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KulaRaha wrote:
hardwood wrote:
Julie wrote:
Has SGR posted ticket costs to Mai Mahiu and Suswa?


100 bob. 200 bob first class.


Maybe useful when heading to the Mara, I noted Duka Moja seems closer to Narok than Mai Mahiu.

then at suswa you hike a mat to Marasmile your car is still in Nairobi
punda amecheka
aemathenge
#1366 Posted : Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:56:00 PM
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To simply put it, the SGR is just a zombie project heavily consuming resources which in this case is heavy sovereign debt when its economic case is yet to be clearly defined for more than five years now.


Source Link: The Business Daily
Impunity
#1367 Posted : Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:46:57 PM
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Yaani from Suswa the line runs for 25km to nowhere...it stops at a remote place near duka moja market.
That 25km cost 20Billion.
That billion will lie idle until the railway is extended to Kisumu,the date no one knows!

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hardwood
#1368 Posted : Saturday, November 02, 2019 12:42:36 PM
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Mutahi Ngunyi has a message for the "house niggers" opposed to the sgr.....


hardwood
#1369 Posted : Saturday, November 02, 2019 12:55:51 PM
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aemathenge wrote:
Quote:
To simply put it, the SGR is just a zombie project heavily consuming resources which in this case is heavy sovereign debt when its economic case is yet to be clearly defined for more than five years now.


Source Link: The Business Daily


Stupid article. Note that soon all containers headed west of nairobi and to uganda, rwanda, DRC, south sudan will be collected at mai mahiu inland container depot. This will unclog the mai mahiu road and other roads making our roads safer and reducing road maintenance. Also note that the nrb - mbs sgr started with passengers before adding cargo. So just be patient, the govt plans far ahead, it's not shortsighted as many wazuans and half-baked chonolists. Right now you should be busy buying burotis in mai mahiu and suswa, like me and @mugundaman, and not complaining endlessly on wazua.


https://www.theeastafric...7294-np52r9z/index.html


Quote:
Beginning January 2020, import cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and DRC through Mombasa port will be offloaded at the Mai Mahiu Standard Gauge Railway station for onward transmission.

Kenya Railways acting managing director Phillip Mainga on Thursday told The EastAfrican that a $65.7 million inland container depot will be built at Mai Mahiu in the next three months, marking a potentially major coup for Kenya’s ambition of becoming the transport corridor of choice for neighbouring countries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta this week commissioned Phase 2A of the SGR, but the lack of an ICD means only a passenger train will ply the route until December.

“Our priority now is the ICD which we hope to complete in three months. The contractor is already on the ground,” said Mr Mainga.

The government has allocated Ksh6.9 billion ($65.7 million) for construction of the ICD and related facilities to enable seamless transportation of cargo destined for neighbouring countries, including parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In Suswa, KR intends to build freight handling facilities specifically targeting to transport cargo including wheat, maize, tea and animals destined for other parts of the country and for export.

The SGR freight service generated of Ksh5.7 billion ($54.3 million) last year, while the passenger service generated Ksh1.6 billion ($15.2 million).

An estimated 30 per cent of all cargo coming through Mombasa Port is designed for neighbouring countries.

Kenya Railways has opted to prioritise the construction of a 7km road connecting the ICD to the Mai Mahiu-Narok road to facilitate cargo transportation via road.

For rail cargo, they are setting up a trans-shipment hub at Longonot to be used to load cargo on the old meter gauge railway (MGR) for shipment to neighbouring countries.

According to Mr Mainga, the SGR freight service will take 10 hours from Mombasa to Suswa and will target to transport two million tonnes of cargo annually.

The SGR is currently transporting six million tonnes of cargo from Mombasa to Nairobi using 14 daily trains. Cargo transported by SGR account for 37 per cent of all goods entering the Mombasa Port.

“We will start with two freight trains on the Nairobi-Naivasha line and increase the trains depending on demand,” he noted.

He added the line will significantly reduce the number of trucks on the busy Kamandura—Mai Mahiu—Narok road and cut the number of hours it takes to transport cargo via road from Mombasa to Kampala from 36 to 24.

hardwood
#1370 Posted : Saturday, November 02, 2019 2:06:03 PM
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This upuzi on the mai mahiu road will come to an end thanks to the sgr 2A....












hardwood
#1371 Posted : Saturday, November 02, 2019 3:19:24 PM
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Just like oil is pumped via a pipelime from mombasa to nairobi, nakuru, eldoret and kisumu depots where it is then loaded onto lorries to petrol stations, same should happen with cargo - cargo should be loaded at the port and delivered to the inland container depots at nairobi and mai mahiu for collection by owners. Having the depot at mai mahiu was a genius move since it is centrally placed and that is where the cargo branches into the main cargo routes i.e
- the narok-kisii, migori- tarime (tz) - mwanza route,
- naivasha - malaba-kampala-drc&rwanda, nakuru - kitale- turkana- s. sudan, naivasha-kisumu routes
-naivasha - nyahururu - maralal route


If all road cargo heading west (and east) has been passing though mai mahiu then it's good to have the sgr deposit (receive) cargo at mai mahiu ICD for onward transmission.

hardwood
#1372 Posted : Saturday, November 02, 2019 3:40:36 PM
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My 1 acre buroti is touching this new road....


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