SGR begins second trip

Written By: Ronald Owili

So far, Madaraka Express has transported approximately 75,000 passengers on the express train which has been operational for a month now

Kenya Railways Corporation will begin a second train service on the Standard Gauge Railway between Nairobi and Mombasa beginning Wednesday.

The express train service will depart both Nairobi and Mombasa Termini at 3.30PM.

The corporation currently operates one inter-county train service in the morning.

Customers are required to book their tickets at least three days early to secure a seat on the train.

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KRC now says besides the early morning trip which leaves at 9am in both directions, another trip will be introduced begin 1st November.

The train will be schedule to depart from Miritini Terminus and Nairobi Terminus concurrently at 3.30pmin an express journey of four and a half hours.

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However, travelers will now be required to arrive at the respective train stations earlier as the inter-county train services will now be departing from either of the main stations at 8.00am.

The train will make stopovers at each of the seven intermediate, stations; Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali and Athi River.

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The corporation has since introduced ticketing via short message service to cut out middlemen who previously bought and resold the tickets exorbitantly.








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