Kenya to maintain sections of metre gauge rail linking old stations with SGR
Monday June 12 2017
A cargo train on Kenya’s metre gauge railway in Tsavo West. The line serves areas not reached by the standard gauge railway. PHOTO| FILE
The SGR will be the trunk line from Mombasa on Kenya's Coast to Kisumu in the western part of the country, while the metre gauge line operated by RVR retains a connectivity role for areas that the SGR will not reach.
Ugandan Finance Minister Matia Kasaija said his country was terminating the agreement with RVR due to its poor performance.
The SGR contract signed in 2010 states that Kenya Railways will raise money from selling the assets of the existing metre gauge railway line.