Second batch of passenger locomotives received at Mombasa Port

Some of the SGR passenger locomotives at the port that have been received into the country. /JOHN CHESOLI

The second batch of the Standard Gauge Railway passenger and freight locomotives docked at the Mombasa port on Saturday.

Kenya Railways Corporation managing director Atanas Maina and other senior officials were present when the locomotive were offloaded.

The two passenger and two freight locomotives now adds to the other ten that arrived into the country two weeks ago.

The country is expected to receive 56 locomotives, whose power is rated at 3100KW and a maximum speed of 100 km/h, before June 1.

“The delivery of these locomotives will give us more time to test the engines as well as the line as we prepare for the commissioning,” Maina said.

He said that once the testing is completed, travelers will start using the trains.

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