The Kenya Railways has announced that it will be ferrying passengers to the new Standard gauge railway station in Syokimau from its headquarters in Haile Selassie Avenue in town.
The Kenya Railways management has set aside five buses to transport travelers to use the new SGR trains. The buses will be available in the morning between 7:30 am and 8:00 am so as to help passengers catch the 9:00 am train.
The service will also be available in Mombasa and passengers will also be ferried from the Kenya Railways offices in Mombasa town to the Mombasa terminal and vice versa.
This service is available up to June 6th 2017 in Nairobi. After that Kenya Railways will use the old railway’s line to ferry people from town to Syokimau. The management says they are in the process of making arrangements with the old railway line that passes beside the Nairobi terminus.
The management will release the schedule of the train trips next week. They are currently consulting with customers on their preferred timings of travel with the new Madaraka Express.
Customers can buy tickets at either at the Nairobi or the Mombasa terminus and online ticketing is expected to start in two weeks.
The new railway line is projected to raise the country’s position as the gateway to East Africa and is the biggest infrastructure project financial wise since independence.
The president lowered the price of the economy class of the express train to sh. 700 from sh. 900 on Monday. The charges of the first class remain at sh. 3000.