A train is used for railway transportation. The word "train" comes from the old French dialect "traihiner," which means "to pull" or "to draw." A train is thus a collection of interconnected vehicles that convey people and freight along a railway track.
Trains are an important means of transportation since they provide various benefits that are not available in other types of transportation such as vehicle, airline, or waterbus. Trains, unlike automobiles and airplanes, provide spacious, luxury seating for each passenger. The railways of Kenya and South Africa are discussed in this article.
Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway
Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway, also known as the SGR, goes from Nairobi to Mombasa, Malaba, Kisumu, and Kigali, Rwanda. The SGR is currently powered by diesel locomotives, but a deal has been signed between the Kenya Electric Train Cooperative and the China Railway Building Agency to convert the SGR to electric.
South African Railways
South Africa is one of Africa's more developed countries, with a greater GDP. Cyril Ramaphosa is the current president of South Africa. South Africa is situated in the continent of Africa's southernmost area. South Africa gained independence from the United Kingdom on May 13, 1910, and has a total size of about 1,219,912 square kilometers.
South Africa has some of the most advanced contemporary railways in the world. Electricity powers the trains that run on South African railways.
Compared to diesel-powered trains, electric trains have a number of advantages. The following are some of the benefits of employing electric-powered trains.
1. Trains powered by electricity are lighter in weight. This reduces the amount of wear on the tracks.
2. Allows for faster acceleration. This improves the speed with which people and things arrive at their various destinations.
3. Reduced fuel costs
4. Reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced, such as carbon dioxide. This aids in the reduction of pollution in the environment.
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