SGR: Kenya Railways announces additional passenger coaches


SGR: Kenya Railways announces additional passenger coaches
Passengers disembark upon arrival in a Mombasa-to-Nairobi train launched to operate on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), May 31, 2017. New details about a contract signed in 2014 reveal what’s at stake if Kenya defaults on its loan to the Export-Import Bank of China.

In Summary

  • The additional coaches will be in the morning and afternoon return trips from Nairobi to Mombasa.
  • Two months ago, KRC increased the number of coaches from 11 to 16 on weekends.

Kenya Railways Corporation on Thursday announced plans of adding five passenger coaches to help meet the rising demand for the Madaraka Express.

In a statement to newsrooms, the railways management said the planned changes were expected to be effected from Monday to Thursday next week.

The additional coaches will be in the morning and afternoon return trips from Nairobi to Mombasa.

Two months ago, KRC increased the number of coaches from 11 to 16 on weekends.

The train was then pulling 11 coaches (118 passengers) on economy class tickets and two (72 passengers) on the first class tickets.

According to the Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina, the move was aimed at increasing revenue.

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