Kenya’s $3.2 bn Chinese built Standard-Gauge Railway (SGR) ranked as the only remarkable railway line in Africa and seventh globally

Kenya’s $3.2 bn Chinese built Standard-Gauge Railway (SGR) ranked as the only remarkable railway line in Africa and seventh globally
  • A British media has ranked the new 472km (293 miles) railway line between Kenya’s capital Nairobi and Coastal city of Mombasa among the most remarkable rails to tour in the world.
  • The survey on the world’s most magnificent rail tours for 2019 was carried out and published by British media, The Telegraph.
  • Kenya’s Sh320 billion ($3.2 bn) Standard-Gauge Railway (SGR) is the only African railway that made it to the list of the 13 most remarkable railway tours.

Kenya’s Sh320 billion ($3.2 bn) Chinese built Standard-Gauge Railway (SGR) is the most remarkable railway line in Africa and among the best in the world.

A British media has ranked the new 472km (293 miles) railway line between Kenya’s capital Nairobi and Coastal city of Mombasa among the most remarkable rails to tour in the world. The multi-billion-shilling Kenyan SGR line, which was opened in mid-2017 by President Uhuru Kenyatta, has been ranked seventh globally

The survey on the world’s most magnificent rail tours for 2019 was carried out and published by British media, The Telegraph.

Madaraka Express plies between the coastal city of Mombasa and Kenyan capital Nairobi with Amboseli and Tsavo West national parks being some of the spectacular sceneries the rail offers.

The Telegraph mentions the Maasai inspired Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, which gives a majestic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, as some of the sceneries found on the route.

The Chinese built railway is the country's biggest infrastructure investment since its independence in 1963. Built to a modern "standard gauge", it runs parallel to the now-dilapidated metre gauge railway line from the colonial era.

Sweden’s Inlandsbanan, a 1,288-kilometre railway line between Kristinehamn and Gällivare and traverses what is described as the continent’s last wilderness of untouched forests and lakes, is ranked as the number one most remarkable rail tour.

Flying Scotsman of Britain comes second followed by Eurostar, which connects London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, and Rotterdam.

France's intercity rail, TGV is fourth followed by Habsburg Trail, Tuscany of Italy and Kenya's SGR.

Kenya's SGR is the only African railway that made it to the list of the 13 most remarkable railway tours ranked by The Telegraph.

The rest include railways from Japan, South Korea, Poland among others.

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