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Passenger Traffic’s Up on Kenya’s New SGR But Will It Be Enough to Save the Embattled Railway?

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Travelers are making their way back to Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railways, especially the line between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa, according to new data published by the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC).

43,235 people took the Mombasa line in September, reported KRC, which is more than double the number from earlier this summer when the SGR was forced to reduce service due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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