Kenya Railways to launch passenger trains to Kisumu

Kenya Railways

A passenger train at the Nairobi Central Railway Station on November 10, 2020.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) managing director Philip Mainga said the move is meant to tap the increased demand due to passengers travelling to their rural homes next month ahead of December festivities.
  • The company has spent billions of shillings on refurbishing its century-old rail network to boost bulk cargo transportation and passenger travel.
  • The old line from Naivasha to Malaba has been operational but is in a bad condition, limiting cargo transportation.

Passengers from Mombasa to Kisumu will next month start travelling day and night in a seamless train service that links the standard gauge railway (SGR) line to the refurbished meter gauge track.

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