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Greater Kampala Light Rail

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Greater Kampala Light Rail will be a Chinese-built light rail rapid transport system.

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Routes

  • Kampala-Namanve via Nakawa, Kinawataka, Banda, Kireka and Bweyogerere (12 km east);
  • Kampala-Lubowa via Kibuye, Najjanankumbi and Zana (7 km);
  • Kampala-Kyengera via Katwe, Kibuye, Ndeeba, Nalukolongo and Natete (7 km); and
  • Kampala-Kawempe via City Square, Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Mulago, Kubbiri and Bwaise (9 km north).
  • Ultimately the lines will extend to the area of

  • Entebbe 37 km southwest
  • Nsangi 20 km west
  • Wakiso 20 km northwest
  • and other surrounding towns.
  • Total route-km is 35 km in phase 1; ultimate length 240 km.

    Parameters

  • Track gauge, Standard Gauge (1.435m)
  • Number of tracks, two (double line)
  • Gradient, 5% (maximum)
  • Curvature, 30m radius (minimum)
  • Traction, electric 750V DC overhead
  • Right-of-way width, 9-15m
  • Design life, 60 years
  • Speed, 80 kph (maximum)
  • Train set length, 30m
  • Inter-station distance, 0.5 - 2.0 km
  • References

    Greater Kampala Light Rail Wikipedia


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