The passenger locomotives will usher Kenya into a new era: it is the backbone of our future long distance transport system, linking up more and more towns, cities and countries.
Kenya will become the first country in Africa to receive the modern hybrid long-distance passenger trains this weekend.
The five passenger locomotives, can run at a top speed of 158km/hr and have an overall length of 220 meters.
Kenya Railways will receive 40 passenger coaches, which will have varying capacities. The economy class accommodates 118 passengers in each coach, and 72 in the first class coach.
[Excerpt from The Standard.]