It will offer express transport services between Nairobi and Mombasa with a train departing from either end at 3:30 pm every day. This development is aimed at providing the type of service the public has demanded since the passenger train was launched.
Applauding the completion of the second service, Transport CS, James Macharia said, “This is yet another of our milestones since commencement of operations in June this year. We have introduced various ticket booking platforms, meaning you no longer have to physically visit the termini to purchase your tickets; we expanded the window for booking and we have enhanced our last mile connections both here in Nairobi and in Mombasa.”
Citing some challenges in ticketing and access of the Madaraka Express service, the CS assured that all Kenyans can now readily and easily access tickets since the introduction of various measures and services including the launch of a USSD code to enable Kenyans access tickets at their convenience.
The Madaraka Express which has been in operation for over 5 months now will endeavor to lower the cost of transport and make it more affordable for Kenyans to travel for both business and leisure. Moreover, it has transported over 337,000 passengers between the Port City of Mombasa and Nairobi, with the number growing daily.