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Nairobi-Malaba Railway to bring prosperity to Kenya’s interior area

By Tang Ying in Nairobi, Kenya | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-16 21:56

Zebras pass through the bridge holes. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

In order to minimize the railway’s impact on wild animals, 200 holes in the bridge enables them, even large ones like giraffes, to stroll freely from one side to the other. A sound barrier has effectively reduced noise pollution. When the train roars past, elephants, zebras, giraffes and antelopes graze calmly along the line.

An extension of the Mombasa-Nairobi Line and an important part of the East African Railway Network, the 487.5-kilometer Nairobi-Malaba Line starts from Nairobi, heads northwest and cross the Great Rift Valley and passes through Kisumu to the border city of Malaba. There the line is supposed to be connected with the railway in Uganda. The passenger train is designed for a speed of 120 km/h and the freight train is designed for a speed of 80 km/h.

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