A new lease of life for the Meter Gauge Railway line

Kenya Railways is currently revitalizing sections of the Meter Gauge Railway(MGR) network, as well as constructing new MGR links all covering a total of length of 922 kilometers namely: Longonot to Malaba section; Nakuru to Kisumu Branch line; Gilgil to Nyahururu Branch line; Kisumu to Butere line, Leseru to Kitale Branch line. This development will improve and reinvigorate freight as well as passenger Rail service.

The developments also include linking of the MGR line to the Standard Gauge Railway(SGR) line from Naivasha Inland Container Depot, and also from Mai Mahiu SGR station.

Metre Gauge Railway network

Metre Gauge Railway network

The overall objective of theses undertakings is to improve the track stability status of MGR line and associated infrastructure, improving connections between major urban areas and neighbouring countries.

Upon completion, the revitalized and new line will enhance Railway operations through; improving interconnectivity of transport modes as well as between regions, reducing travel times, increase transport capacity, reduction in road accidents and reducing carbon emissions thereby reducing negative environmental impact.