SGR Ticket Prices, Cargo charges, Stations, Schedule and Capacity
Ticket Prices & Cargo Charges
The official ticket prices of the Stanadard Gauge Railway (SGR) between Nairobi and Mombasa and the seven intermediate station are out. The intermediate stations are in Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali and Athi River.
The train charges from Mombasa to Nairobi will be sh. 900 on Economy Class and sh. 3000 on First Class. The rest of the prices are here;
Kenya Railway Corporation says that cargo train will on the other hand charge sh. 50,000 per container. This is relatively cheaper than previous means where a container was charged sh. 90,000 by road and sh. 80,000 by train.
There are two main world class stations in Nairobi and Mombasa.
The terminal is located a few meters away from the Syokimau Train Station along Mombasa road. The station has a very attractive architecture design and the front resembles two trains with a bridge at the top.
This terminal is located next to the Airport and can be accessed through the New Port Reitz road. The station design was inspired by ripples and waves of the ocean. the 58-meter tower acts as a pebble that triggers the ripples.
For the Standard Gauge Railway to be viable at least three passenger trains will run daily but that is subject to change depending on the demand. Two of the trains, one from Mombasa and the other one from Nairobi, will run a daily express service between the two cities.
The other third train will be the inter-county train that will make stops to the various intermediate stations along the line. The intermediate stations are in Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali and Athi River.
Kenya Railways says that the passenger train has the ability to carry 1200 passengers per trip. The train tickets will be electronic and this will enable passengers using the Intercounty train to schedule their stops. The passenger train will commence operations today 31 May 2017.
The cargo train will handle the standard 20ft containers. It is projected to handle about 40% of the total 1.1 million containers that pass through the Mombasa port each year. However, the cargo train services are expected to begin operations in January 2018.
Here are some of the pictures of the drivers and service crew;