Standard Gauge Railway Project costs in Africa. Kenya vs Ethipoia vs Nigeria costs.

The colonial railway was 1.067m wide and currently unuseable.Construction of ta new standard gauge rail that is 1.435m wide is on the process.


Length 186km
Cost 874m USD
Cost per Km.kes 422m
Cost per m=kes 422,000.


Single line for iron ore transport.

Length 340km

Cost 211m USD

Cost per km-55.8m KES

Cost per m-kes 55,000

3.Lagos – Ibadan

Double line.

Length 360km
Cost 1.5B USD
Cost per Km.kes 375m
Cost per m=kes 375,000.

East Africa

Kenya-Uganda-Rwanda standard gauge railway. 2014.

Length 2 937 km
Cost US$13ยท5bn
Cost per Km.kes 413m
Cost per m=kes 413,000.

Kenya. Mombasa to Malaba.

Length 1,100 km . Phase 1 485km
Cost KES 320 Billion
Cost per Km.kes 287m Phase 1. kes 550m per km
Cost per m=kes 287,000.


1.Adis Ababa to Djibouti

Year 2006
The railway is divided into two sections, each with a gauge of one meter and
comprising rails ranging from a low 20 kg/m to 36 kg/m, as outlined below.
The 20 kg/m rails are able to carry traffic with only a maximum axle load of 12
tons, compared to 14 tons for 30 kg/m rails and 17 tons for 36 kg/m rails.

Length 781 km
Cost USD 3 Billion
Cost per Km.kes 333m
Cost per m=kes 333,000.

2.Addis to Adama

Length 80 km
Cost US$350 million
Cost per Km.kes 393m

Cost per m=kes 393,000.

3.Adis Ababa Light rail

Length 35 km
Cost US$475 million
Cost per Km.kes 1.2 Billion

Cost per m=kes 1,200,000.

Francis Gichuhi Kamau, Architect.

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