The construction of the Standard Gauge Railway that is set to revolutionize rail transport in Kenya is well underway.

For a project whose cost is more than Sh300 billion, there’s surely a lot involved.

It is emerging that several temporary lines will be constructed to assist in the construction. Already, 3 lines are under construction, with a fourth slated for next month. For instance, a line has been constructed from the sleeper factory at Section 7 (Emali) to facilitate their transportation.

The factory makes 100 of these steel reinforced concrete sleepers per day, each weighing 300 Kg.

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There’s also a line being constructed for the transportation of T-beams. They span 32 metres and weigh 142 tonnes and will be used at bridges, especially at the Tsavo section.

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Here are some more photos of the construction progress.

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And some of the proposed stations at Mariakani, Miaseny, Voi and Mtito Andei.

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Photos courtesy of Megaprojets.co.ke