The Kenya Railways Corporation has hiked its passengers trains fares by 50pc effective January 1, 2024.
Through a notice to passengers published Wednesday, the firm said the new rates will affect Madaraka Express Passenger Service, Madaraka Express Commuter Service, Nairobi Commuter Rail Service, Kisumu Safari Train and Nanyuki Safari Train.
Kenya Railways management has said the decision to increase fares stems from the significant increases in electricity and fuel from petroleum products which has had an overall impact on the cost of operations.
“The new fares come into effect on January 1, 2024. Customers making advance purchases for the Madaraka Express Passenger Service will notice the adjusted fares from November 1, 2023 to take into account the advance ticket purchasing window of 60 days,” said Kenya Railways.
This means SGR passengers on economy class who previously paid Ksh 1000 per person will now pay Ksh 1,500 from Nairobi to Mombasa while those on first class will pay Ksh 4,500 from Ksh 3000.