Our history

The Uganda Railway was named after its ultimate destination and its entire original kilometre (660 mi) length lies in present day Kenya. Construction began at the port city of Mombasa in British East Africa in 1896 and finished at the line's terminus, Kisumu, on the Eastern shore of Lake Victoria in 1901. The MGR Network in Uganda was mostly laid out between 1920s and 1960s to link the interior of Uganda and Kenya with Indian Ocean port of Mombasa in Kenya.
In 2016, the Governments of Uganda and Kenya decided to jointly concession out the assets of the two representative countries' Railway Corporations to a private consortium in order to improve on the efficiency of their Railway systems. The PVR consortium was established to manage the railways of Kenya and Uganda.
Due to poor performance of the RVP i.e. defaulting on key concession obligations like payment of concession fees, maintenance of conceded asses and growing rail freight volumes, The concession was dissolved and URC tool charge of the railway operations in a bid to revamp the railway structure in Uganda

2021
URC gears towards Transformation plan Acquisition of 4 New Main Locomotives
Malaba - Kampala Track Rehabilitation

2020
Tororo -Gulu Rehabilitation commences
Construction of Gulu Logistics Hub commences

2018
URC takes over the railway operations
Passenger train resumes operations
MV Kaawa resumes operations

2017
End of RVR concession