Kenya Railways to launch second train service next week


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

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The express train service will depart from both Nairobi and Mombasa Termini at 3.30 pm. The corporation currently operates one inter-county train service in the morning.

The launch of the first train service christened Madaraka Express in July 1 from Mombasa to Nairobi meant a cheaper, shorter and safe way of travelling between the two cities.

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The Kenya Railways Corporation has since experienced an influx of passengers who now prefer the new mode of transport.

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Customers are required to book their tickets at least three days early to secure a seat on the train. KRC now says besides the early morning trip which leaves at 9am in both directions, another trip will be introduced begin 1st November.

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

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.

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

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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