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Generally, Nairobi Railway Station is in a shocking state of repair.
(By contrast, the interiors and platforms of Kampala Railway Station remain in near perfect condition, having been closed to the public for 30 years).
The train passes through 530 km (300 miles) of East Africa, from Kenya’s capital Nairobi to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.
The part I was looking forward to most was traversing Tsavo National Park (now split into East Tsavo and West Tsavo).
Sources states that the purpose of the railway was to protect British colonial interests from the Germans.
The fact that the Uganda Railway resulted in opening up commerce across Uganda and Kenya was simply a ‘by the way.’ The start was very promising.
One day – in the not too distant future – passengers will again be able to cross East Africa by train.Needless to say, when we arrived at Nairobi Railway Station, there was no sign of the train. A number of very annoyed Children were curled up asleep with their parents on hard wooden benches.In the sofa area (which was in total darkness, thanks to a power cut) a man at a tiny bar served people while holding a small torch.) The interior of Nairobi Railway Station is an exact replica of Kampala Railway Station, with all its original features in place.In Nairobi however, someone has tried to give the place a modern facelift, circling the century-old fittings with bright gaudy paint.