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SGR cargo train to Nairobi delayed on volume hitch - 3 Jan 2018 10:53

By: Bonface Otieno

The second Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) freight train will not arrive in Nairobi today as scheduled, the Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) has said. Speaking to the Business Daily Wednesday, Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina said the locomotive will instead arrive on Thursday because it’s not filled to capacity. “The second cargo train which was expected to arrive in Nairobi today from Mombasa will arrive tomorrow because it is not full,” said Mr Maina. The train was expected to arrive in the capital on Wednesday evening from the port of Mombasa. The first commercial cargo train arrived in Nairobi on Monday at the newly completed Embakasi Inland Container Depot (ICD). KR is set to run freight trains with 54 double-stack flat wagons each, carrying 216 twenty foot containers each with a total load of 4,000 tonnes on each train. The state corporation has been given a target of six million ...
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