The Standard Gauge Railway is rapidly taking shape, transforming the landscape and livelihoods.

21 campsites have been put up along the route, each supervising the works on a particular section. Two factories have also been opened to supply the sleepers and T-Beams – for supporting bridges.

Bridges will account for 30 km of the 609 km line, including a 2km bridge over Tsavo River. Several other bridges will be built in Tsavo to allow the elephants to pass under the line. Each of these will be 7 metres high and 50 metres long.

The Sh 345 billion project is scheduled for completion in June 2017. It will carry freight trains at a speed of up to 80km/h and passenger trains at a maximum speed of 120km/h.

We have some pictures showing some of the progress.

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