Map of 7 proposed SGR routes around and through NNP finally revealed

Below find an image of the park with proposed routes and details of the proposals.

SGR-MAP-20160822

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Option 1: Kibera Route (orange line)

Routing along the Southern bypass and cutting through Kibera and terminating close to the inland container depot. Required an underground tunnel after carnivore and a bridge before the Ngong forest. Required land acquisition at KSh 120 million.
Estimated cost of construction: $674 million

Option 2: Langata Forest Magadi Road Route (yellow line – not easily visible on map)

Along southern bypass with a dog leg through the western forest in NNP then exit through Magadi road. Challenge that it would pass through several institutions incurring huge land costs.
Estimated cost of construction: $615 million

Option 3: Savannah Route (red line)

Savannah route through the middle of the park from the Syokimau to near the Maasai gate/Tuala. Built on an overhead bridge 7.2km long, 18m high across length of park.
Estimated cost of construction: $523 million

Option 4: Modified Savannah Route (light blue line)

Similar to the option above but slightly shorter with a variation in the southern section. Built on an overhead bridge 6.0km long, 18m high across length of park.
According to CAK This is the option KRC proposed to proceed with.

Estimated cost of construction: $543 million

Option 5: Upper South East Route (dark green line)

The track starts at Mlolongo and exits south.
Estimated cost of construction: $611 million
Additional annual cost of operation compared to other proposed routes: $3.55 million

Option 6: Lower South East Route (dark blue line)

Similar to above but starts lower down along Mlolongo and exits south.
Estimated cost of construction: $635 million
Additional annual cost of operation compared to other proposed routes: $3.55 million

Option 7: Athi River Route (pink line)

Athi river route follows the same route as Phase 1 of SGR, which has already taken park land. Athi river route requires significant modification from the Syokimau hub to operate. Requires parallel 2.5km bridge at Athi River. Still needs additional park land – 100 acres. KRC did not prefer this route as it would require double tracks to the marshalling yard.
Estimated cost of construction: $832 million
Additional annual cost of operation compared to other proposed routes: $12.34 million


According to the brief of a meeting held at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 2:00pm :

Construction work for the railway across the park estimated to be 18 months.

For the government’s preferred route – the modified savannah route (Option 4), the proposed design is a single line bridge 18m above ground across the entire 6kms of the park.It will begin 8m from park edge at the northern gate and continue for 41kms on exiting the park to the south. The foundations on pillars of 4*4 meters will be dug deep to reduce vibrations while the train is moving. The design will include deflectors to reduce the impact of noise pollution

The bridge across the 6km span across the park will be built in 3 phases as follows with the protective fencing only put up at the section being built with the other sections being open for wildlife movement. The entire fencing will be removed once construction is completed.

i) 1 st stage – Northern side, 2.2km at the entry

ii) 2 nd stage – 2.1km, middle of the park

iii) 3 rd stage – 1.7km at the exit The project commencement date is set for 26 4 th September 2016 and the plan is for the President to launch SGR II, with the approved route and the EIA would be undertaken after the project is launched and the public invited for stakeholder engagement. The project has factored in compensation to be given to KWS through an endowment fund and CSR activities

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3 Responses to Map of 7 proposed SGR routes around and through NNP finally revealed

  1. Pingback: GoK’s committment to wildlife conservation is 18m high, 6 kms long and cutting straight through the middle of NNP! | VOTE TO Save Nairobi National Park

  2. shubhami says:

    don’t destroy animal habitat

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  3. Janerose says:

    I disagree it will not benefit the common mwananchi.it will interfere with our investments.nature beauty and ancestral land.interference with the peace of animals.I wait to see who will benefit!crazy crazy crazy.

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