First impressions of the Madaraka Express train

It was really easy to book our tickets online, pay with M-Pesa and print them at the Nairobi station (above) an hour before the train was due to leave. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • It was really easy to book our tickets online, pay with M-Pesa and print them at the station an hour before the train was due to leave.
  • But I was less impressed by the length of time it took us to get through the building.
  • I appreciate the need for tight security, but surely scanning people and their luggage three times before they get into the waiting lounge is excessive. And that was after an initial sniffer dog inspection of our bags.

I never got round to using the old Nairobi-Mombasa passenger train. So I was quite sad reading about its final journey last year.

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