The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has given an update on the Madaraka Express passenger train ahead of schools short closure.
Through a notification issued on Wednesday, September 29, Kenya Railways declared that it has expanded the number of coaches for the train. The transition to increment coaches is pointed toward catering for students who are set to close schools beginning this week and utilizing the Nairobi - Mombasa route.
The extra coaches to the passenger train will begin working on Thursday, September 30, and run all the way to October 14.
Increased coaches will seek to address the big number of passengers including students who will seek to travel home and back to school during the brief break.
"As schools close, we have added more coaches on the Mombasa to Nairobi Madaraka Express passenger service train as from September 30, 2021, to October 14, 2021," a part of the notification read.
As per the school schedule, students are relied upon to go for short break prior to continuing for another term. The announcement comes scarcely seven days after Kenya Railways increased the number of trips on the same route.
The train began making two routes to Mombasa from Nairobi at 8am and 2:15pm and leave the coastal town at the same time for the city.
At first, the SGR service was downsized to a single trip in July after resuming operations from the suspension orders that had been carried out as per the Ministry of Health mandates to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
"This is a major relief to our clients considering the number of feedbacks and requests got since the resumption of the service," said Kenya Railways Managing Director, Philip Mainga, at that time.
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