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10 things you need to know about SGR

President Uhuru Kenyatta will Wednesday launch the Standard Gauge Railway.

Here is a list of 10 things you need to know about the SGR:

1. SGR train has been named Madaraka Express

2. Train can transport at least 1,200 passengers daily

3. Madaraka Express to offer intercity and county services

4. Nine modern stations built between Nairobi and Mombasa

5. SGR distance between Nairobi and Mombasa is 472 kilometres

6. Train to travel at average speed of 120 kilometres per hour

7. Passengers in economy class to initially pay Sh900 and those in business class to pay Sh3,000

8. It will cost Sh50,000 to transport a 20-foot container from Mombasa to Nairobi

9. Total cost of railway project is Sh327 billion

10. Cargo train launched on May 30, while passenger train to be launched May 31.