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October 18, 2018

Contract Signing for the KSh.5.8B Likoni Cable Car Project

  The Kenya Ferry Service (KFS) and Trapos Limited have signed a project agreement for the implementation of the Likoni Cable Car Project. This follows conclusion of negotiations between KFS as the contracting authority and Trapos Ltd, a consortium incorporating Kenya’s Trapos and Doppelmayr Garaventa Group, an Australian Company as the private partner.

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September 13, 2018

Traffic Woes Rock Likoni Channel As Mv Jambo Breaks Down

Traffic woes rocked the Likoni Channel in Mombasa on Wednesday morning after Mv Jambo, Kenya’s biggest ferry, broke down. Motorists and pedestrians seeking to cross the Indian Ocean to South Coast were forced to queue for long hours to get transport.The congestion affected commuters rushing to work, who forced their way into the three available […]

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August 22, 2018

Likoni Cable Cars Reality Two Years Away

The Sh5.8 billion Likoni Cable Cars project, which has been approved, will take at least 18 months to complete and will be unveiled in June 2020. According to the Project Development Sponsor, Trapos Limited, the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) initiative will be commissioned early next year. The cable cars will be a huge relief for ferry […]

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August 20, 2018

James Macharia Praises Likoni Cable Cars Project

The government will be the biggest beneficiary of the Sh4.1 billion Likoni Cable Cars project, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said. Although the project is being undertaken through the Public Private Partnership, Mr Macharia said its value will stand at Sh20 billion at the end of the concession period. Last week, the Cabinet approved […]

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August 15, 2018

State in Sh4bn cable car plan for Likoni channel

The national government has approved plans to develop a cable car system to ease traffic congestion on the Likoni channel. The project which is estimated to cost Sh4.1 billion will move up to 5,500 passengers in one direction or double that number in both directions in one hour. The project was approved during on Tuesday’s […]

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August 15, 2018

President Kenyatta Approves Cable Car Project During Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet approved a privately initiated investment proposal to develop a cable car system to address the human traffic challenges across the Likoni channel. The project which will be sponsored by a Kenyan and Austrian company will be capable of moving 5,500 passengers per direction per hour (or 11,000 passengers per hour in both directions). It […]

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July 25, 2018

Cable car project expansion set to ease travel in Mombasa, Malindi

Movement in Mombasa and its surrounding areas will be eased following plans to extend the Likoni Cable cars project to Moi International Airport, Nyali and Malindi. Construction of the Sh5.8 billion project moved closer to reality after pre-engineering works were completed last week. Kenya Ferry Service managing director Bakari Gowa said after the Likoni project […]

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July 22, 2018

Work On Mombasa Cable Car line Set To Begin This Month

Pre Engineering work for the kshs 5.8 billion likoni cable cars express are complete, paving way for the construction. The construction of the multi-billion shilling cable car is set to begin before August according to Kenya Ferry Services MD Bakari Gowa.Mr. Gowa said engineers are awaiting a nod from the cabinet to begin work on […]

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July 20, 2018

Kenya To Set up a Cable Car Transport System

The Kenyan government plans to set up  a cable car transport system . This is according to Kenya’s leading ferry fisheries director – Bakari Gowa. Gowa has said that the cars will be started being manufactured next month in Germany. `It will take about one year  for  the vehicles to be manufactured and delivered to Kenya .They  will […]

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June 27, 2018

Sh5.8bn Likoni channel cable car work set to start

Pre-engineering work for the Sh5.8 billion Likoni Cable Cars Express project is set to start next week after a lengthy delay. The work will involve physical survey of the sites where the landing stations and the mast will be built on the two sides of the Likoni channel. The landing station will be built over […]

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December 14, 2017

Likoni cable car closer to reality as KFS finalises construction deal

The Sh5.8 billion cable car project at the busy Likoni channel has moved closer to reality after the completion of a concession agreement. Construction work will begin next year and will take two years, with commuters starting to enjoy the cable car services from 2020. Trapos Limited, who are the sponsors of the project, and […]

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December 14, 2017

Kenya Ferry, Trapos sign concession for Sh5.8 billion Likoni cable cars

Cable Car project. Kenya Ferry Services on Wednesday signed the initial Sh5.8 billion concession agreement with Trapos Limited for a cable car project. The agreement signed by Trapos’ representative Eustace Mwarania and KFS managing director Bakari Gowa will be taken to the Cabinet for review before it is approved. Gowa said they expect the Cabinet […]

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December 14, 2017

Likoni cable car services to start in 2020, says KFS boss

Commuters using the busy Likoni channel in Mombasa will start enjoying cable car services from 2020. This is after Trapos Ltd and Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) Wednesday signed the concession agreement of the Sh5.8 billion project at the KFS offices. The Likoni Cable Cars Express will operate across the Likoni channel. Speaking during the signing […]

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December 12, 2017

Cable car to ease traffic across Likoni Channel

MONDAY MAY 4 2015 Passengers moving into and out of Mombasa Island through the Likoni Channel will spend only a third of the time across starting January 2017, after completion of a Sh3.6 billion cable car project. Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Hassan Musa said the cars, which will be running on a 500-metre wire, […]

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December 12, 2017

Ferries’ agency set to start work on Likoni cable cars

TUESDAY OCTOBER 13 2015 The express cable car service project in Mombasa is expected to start before the end of the year. Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Musa Hassan Musa said the project is expected to be complete in a year. He told the Nationby phone on Sunday that the cable car system would ease transport for passengers […]

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December 12, 2017

Ferry agency strikes deal with investor for Sh5.5bn Likoni cable cars crossing

A concession agreement for the construction of Sh5.5 billion cable cars at the Likoni crossing channel has been finalised, paving the way for engineering works to start in March next year. Kenya’s long-held ambition of using cable cars to beat its crippling traffic gridlock is set to come to fruition in the next three months as […]

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December 12, 2017

Have you ever thought or imagined Kenya having a Cable Car transport system?

Have you ever thought or imagined… Kenya having a Cable Car transport system? Well, rest your thinking and imagination because cable car transport will be a reality in Kenya shortly, thanks to Dr Eustace Mwarania, Chairman of Trapos Limited, the company that is responsible for  eploying these life changing projects. Dr Mwarania spoke to Stephen […]

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December 12, 2017

Stakeholders welcome Likoni Channel cable car project

Tourism stakeholders at the Coast have lauded the proposed Likoni Channel Cable Car Project, saying delays in tourist arrivals to and from the South Coast from Moi Airports and other designated areas will come to an end once the system comes into operation. Tourists who had been missing flights due to huge and slow traffic […]

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December 12, 2017

Government approves cable car project for Likoni crossing

The Government has approved a concessionaire for the implementation of a cable car project that will link Mombasa Island and the mainland. The letter of approval for the project seen by the Business Daily was signed by director Public Private Partnership(PPP) Joseph Kamau. KFS managing director Bakari Gowa confirmed the approval and thanked the Government for the […]

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About LCE

The Likoni Cable Express will be a state-of-the-art multi-gondola cable car system connecting either side of the Likoni channel crossing. This innovative passenger transport solution will operate seven days a week with a journey time of under 3 minutes.