NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 24 – Kenya Railways has increased the number of trains plying the Nairobi to Nanyuki route to meet the holiday rush ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The Corporation will run another train tomorrow, on Christmas Day, from Nairobi to Nanyuki to cater to the high demand witnessed this morning at the Nairobi Central Railway station. The train was full to capacity necessitating the Corporation to transport the remaining passengers by the Nairobi Commuter Rail buses.
“Passengers turned up in large numbers this morning at the Nairobi Central Railway Station. They started streaming in as early as 6 am and by 8 am the train was full to capacity. This triggered us to add additional coaches today and introduce an additional pair of trains during the remaining festive season, said Philip Mainga, Kenya Railways Managing Director.’’
The Corporation will therefore run a train to Nanyuki on Christmas Day and two trains on 27th, 31st December 2020, and 2nd January 2021, departing at 9 am from Nanyuki and Nairobi respectively.
For passenger convenience, Mainga requested members of the public to make their bookings a day in advance at any of the following stations – Nairobi Central Railway station, Makadara, Dandora, Mwiki, Githurai, Kahawa, Ruiru, Thika, Sagana, Karatina, Kiganjo, and Nanyuki while ensuring they carry proper identification documents.
“The service fares will remain the same with a complete trip going for Ksh. 200 for the Economy class and Ksh. 1000 for Business Class. The train will make stops at the Intermediate stations along the route which are Thika, Mitubiri, Makuyu, Maragua, Murang’a Sagana, Kiganjo, and Naromoru,” he added.