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Railway transport to commence by December, says KCCA

Kampala

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is set to introduce passenger railway services by December.

According to KCCA’s acting supervisor communications and media Robert Kalumba, the authority is working with Rift Valley Railways (RVR) and Uganda Railways Cooperation (URC) to reinstate passenger rail services using the existing rail infrastructure.

“The Namanve-Kyengera line will be the first to be reinstated and gradually the Portbell-Kampala line will be added. Passenger coaches in good condition do exist at Nalukolongo and URC is in aanced stages of acquiring locomotives that shall be used for both freight and passenger rail services,” Mr Kalumba said in a statement to the Daily Monitor yesterday.

Mr Kalumba said KCCA projects 10,000 passengers will be using the train services daily on the Namanve to Kampala route both in the morning and evening.

sdkafeero@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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