Railway Revival Has Exciting Commercial Prospects

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After months of intensive restoration work, the Nairobi-Nanyuki railway line is finally roaring back to life.
The passenger train made its maiden inter-stations trips recently, with leaders and members of the public joining the exciting rail ride that started in Nanyuki and made stops at various stations along the route.
The rail trip is the first in more than 20 years following the collapse of the services on the route in the 1990s and is expected to bring excitement to hundreds of tourists who are expected to board the train for a nostalgic cruise between Nairobi and Nanyuki.
The revival of train services marks an exciting turn, as it brings back the convenience of a cheaper and safer alternative to transport agricultural produce, manufactured goods and raw materials.
Railway engineers are currently working on a 200 metre extension of the railway to serve the new Vivo Energy fuel depot in Nanyuki, the largest one outside Nairobi having a storage capacity of 11.5 million litres. As it expands to the north, the railway line set to link southern Kenya to the north, where the government has intensified transformative infrastructural development.
The new rail is expected to revive agriculture in central Kenya, as the convenience in access to the Lappset corridor is set to ease movement of produce to the neighbouring counties to the north.

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