Kenya Railways commissions Nairobi-Kisumu train service, reveals price and schedule

Kenya Railways commissions Nairobi-Kisumu train service, reveals price and Schedule

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has released its long-awaited scheduled debut train from Nairobi to Kisumu starting Friday, December 17, 2021.

The first train will depart from Nairobi at 0600hours and arrive in Nakuru at 1135 hours and later proceed to Kisumu County where is will arrive at 1745 hours.

The first-class ticket will go for Ksh.2,000 while the economy class Ksh.600.

Passengers who travel from Nairobi to Nakuru County will pay Ksh.300.

Apart from the magnificent return of the train service, passengers will also enjoy free Wifi.

“Kisumu Dala, here we come!Come let’s make this journey more exciting together. Kenya Railways will take you from Nairobi City to Dala this festive season. Are you ready? ” the statement read in part.

Kenyans have been urged to purchase tickets and reserve bookings using the reservation calls  0115169759 /0115102558 or making physical reservations at Nairobi Central Station.

The move targets Kenyans who will be traveling upcountry, a strategic plan for the corporation to tap more revenue amidst increased demand for train service ahead of the festive season.

It will also serve as a relief to stranded Kenyans over the fully-book bus tickets to avoid exorbitant fairs during festivities.

The company has spent billions of shillings on refurbishing its century-old rail network to boost bulk cargo transportation and passenger travel.

KRC Managing Director Philip Mainga in October had announced that operations along the Kisumu route would begin in December.

“All is set and we must have a passenger train on the refurbished line Kisumu this December. It will operate days and night,” Mainga said.

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