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Kenya Railways Makes SGR Service Changes.

Kenya Railways Makes SGR Service Changes.

Following the closure of schools, the Kenya Railways Corporation announced changes to its Standard Gauge Railway Service (SGR) service on Wednesday, March 2.

Kenya Railways announced in a statement that it would add coaches to the Madaraka Express train. The aim is to accommodate the expected increase in student traffic.

This comes after schools released non-candidate students for a seven-week holiday break. In preparation for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

The new policy will go into effect on Wednesday, March 2, and will last until Sunday, March 20.

Kenya Railways Makes SGR Service Changes.
Kenya Railways Makes SGR Service Changes.

“The school holidays have arrived. We have added coaches to the Mombasa-Nairobi Madaraka Express Passenger Service trains until March 20, 2022. And there’s need to meet the increased demand for public transportation “Partially read the statement.

On normal traffic days, the Madaraka Express has 16 economy cabins and two first-class wagons, each with a capacity of 118 and 72 passengers.

Except for the additional wagons, Kenya Railways will operate four passenger trains between Mombasa and Nairobi. An introduction of a night train at 10p.m has been also initiated.

Those interested in travelling can buy a ticket on the Kenya Railways website, by dialling the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) Code *639#, or by visiting the nearest Madaraka Express Station.

Kenya Railways Makes SGR Service Changes.
Kenya Railways Makes SGR Service Changes.

According to the school calendar, students will take a seven-week break on March 4 before returning to school on April 27 for the first term of the 2022 academic year.

The SGR has become the preferred mode of transportation to Mombasa. Following the launch of a new surveillance centre in Nairobi on Wednesday, February 23. The Chinese government announced on February 27 that it had made a substantial donation to the National Police Service (NPS).

Notably, the development improved passenger train security by outfitting the new Operation Center with CCTV cameras that monitor the Nairobi to Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway line.

The donation also included high-capacity vehicles for use by the country’s law enforcement officers.

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