Train Operations Changed over El Nino Rain Effects

Train Operations Changed over El Nino Rain Effects

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Operations of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) have been changed following floods, wash-aways and landslides experienced in Mombasa county.

Through a statement, the Kenya Railways (KR) said there has been an unexpected delay in the evacuation of cargo from Mombasa and Nairobi and delivery of cargo into the Port of Mombasa.

“This has affected normal train operations, including cargo transfers, loading as well as offloading activities at the Port of Mombasa,” KR said.

Further, it said that a section of the SGR corridor between Mombasa Terminus and Mariakani has experienced a landslide which has resulted in the closure of the section for all freight trains.

“We are, however, allowing passenger trains to pass through the section, under limited speed restrictions and strict supervision.”

Following the continued floods, KR said there have also been delays in the departure and arrival of passenger trains at Mombasa Terminus, as safety measures are being put in place.

“Kenya Railways wishes to express its sincere gratitude for your continued support and trust in our services by choosing rail as your preferred mode of transport. We assure our esteemed customers that work is already ongoing to restore normal services as soon as possible,” part of the statement read.

“Our emergency plan has also been enhanced to respond to any issues arising from the acts of Mother Nature, as fast as possible, while ensuring safety is not compromised.”

Kenya Railways additionally affirmed that safety and reliability remain at the core of its operations.

“We understand the importance of ensuring that our passengers arrive and depart on schedule and that cargo is delivered safely and on time. We remain committed to keeping you updated throughout this process.”

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