Kenya: Magadi Railway

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Richard Maund
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Kenya: Magadi Railway

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Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd started operation of a twice-weekly passenger train service between Kajiado and Konza (56km) on the eastern section of the Magadi Railway about five years ago. Can anyone confirm if it still runs?
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Richard, I'm intrigued by your question as I live only 25 km from Kajiado and 80 km from Magadi itself (indeed I can see Lake Magadi from my veranda on a very clear day), and I don't know the answer to that question. I've looked Tata Magadi Soda up online and sent them an e-mail. If I don't get a response, I'll try to find a local phone number and give them a bell. I'll let you know the result. Thanks for raising the issue.
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FYI: the news item about the original start of the service is at https://kajiado.co.ke/2018/06/19/lenku- ... e-kajiado/
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John Ashworth wrote: 25 Aug 2022, 08:27 Richard, I'm intrigued by your question as I live only 25 km from Kajiado and 80 km from Magadi itself (indeed I can see Lake Magadi from my veranda on a very clear day), and I don't know the answer to that question. I've looked Tata Magadi Soda up online and sent them an e-mail. If I don't get a response, I'll try to find a local phone number and give them a bell. I'll let you know the result. Thanks for raising the issue.
Any further info, John, please?

Thanks in anticipation!
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Sorry, no, there's been no response from them. I'm travelling at the moment and will be for some time, but when I get back I'll try to call them, or I might even pop down to Kajiado and see if anyone at the station there can give me any info, but it could be a month or two before I get round to it.
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