SGR will be transporting passengers from Nairobi to Mombasa from 9pm to 3am. The service is said to be effective from January 4, 2021.
According to reports, the Kenya Railways has launched a program that will see the transportation of passengers at night.
Philip Mainga, Kenya Railways Managing Director, says the night trains will cater for the demand of travel as schools have reopened. Mainga also says the aim is to support parents, teachers, and students who will be travelling to different locations.
He also noted that airplanes and matatus are overwhelmed as students rush to get to school on time.
In addition, Maingi says that as long as one can provide a train ticket to authorities to show they are travelling, there will be no problem. Similarly, he says passengers will be transported to the Nairobi CBD at around 4am.
The railway corporation had earlier on received exemption that would see passengers being transported at night hours.
There would be stops on various train stages like Mtito Andei, Voi, Emali, Kibwezi, and Mariakani.
Currently, the trains will operate from Monday to Tuesday night as they determine on demand of travel. However, it is yet to be determined whether daily night train travels will be the new norm.
Currently, the Madaraka Express is operating between 8am and 3pm.
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