East African Railway Master Plan

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The East African Railway Master Plan is a proposal for rejuvenating existing railways serving Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and extending them initially to Rwanda and Burundi and eventually to South Sudan, Ethiopia and beyond.[1] The plan is managed by infrastructure ministers from participating East African Community countries in association with transport consultation firm CPCS Transcom.[2]


East Africa, and indeed Africa in general, uses several gauges which would cause problems if railways of different gauges meet. The following gauges are used by existing railways in the area:



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