June 14, 2024

Kenya Railways issues update on disruption of SGR services

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Kenya Railways issues update on disruption of SGR services

Kenya Railways had on Saturday announced the disruption of Cargo (SGR) services owing to heavy rains that pounded Mombasa

Kenya Railways had on Saturday announced the disruption of Cargo (SGR) services owing to heavy rains that pounded Mombasa.

In a statement, KR announced the successful completion of interventions between the Mariakani and Mombasa Terminus sections, affected by damage, resulting in the suspension of operations. 

The cargo services were Saturday disrupted because of the heavy rains that caused floods, wash-aways, and landslides in Mombasa County. 

“There’s an unexpected delay in the evacuation of cargo from Mombasa and Nairobi and delivery of cargo into the Port of Mombasa owing to the heavy rains experienced in Mombasa in the last few days,” Kenya Railways said.

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

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With the repair work concluded, in an update on Monday Kenya Railways informed the members of the public that normalcy has been restored along the stretch, allowing all Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) trains to resume their scheduled operations. 

“Kenya Railways wishes to advise you that following the corporation’s intervention to restore normalcy in the section that was damaged by the heavy rains between Maria Kani and Mombasa Terminus, movement of cargo trains to and from Mombasa has now resumed,” Kenya Railways said in an update on Monday.

“Loading and offloading of cargo at the port of Mombasa has also commenced and we are now working round the clock to minimize any delays.”

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