January 10, 2017

CRRC delivers first locomotives for Kenya

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CRRC delivers first locomotives for Kenya David Gubler

CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has successfully delivered the first six Df8B freight locomotives which will operate on the new standard-gauge railway in between Mombasa, and Nairobi, Kenya.

CRRC is also set to deliver four more freight locomotives and two passenger locomotives next month.

The locomotives will operate on the 609km Mombasa - Nairobi line which is expected to be completed later this year.

The contract was signed in May 2016 and comprises 43 DF8B freight locomotives, five DF11 passenger locomotives, and eight DF7G shunters.

The new line aims to connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan.

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