The launch took place on the 4th of January 2021.
The new night passenger travel will be from both ends of Nairobi and Mombasa through the Standard Guage Railway (SGR).
Both trains will leave at exactly 9 pm and will be expected to arrive at their destination at exactly 3 am the next day. Meaning, the new night passenger services will be exempted from the nationwide night curfew which has since been extended until the 12th of March 2021.
While speaking to Citizen TV, Kenya Railways Managing Director Mr. Philip Mainga stated that the night passenger service was occasioned by the increasing demand for travel.
The night operations from both ends of Nairobi and Mombasa will be on Mondays and Tuesdays at a cost 1000Kshs for the regular ticket, and will charge up to 3000Kshs for first class.
Children under the age of three will enjoy the ride for free, while those above 3 years of age up to 11 years will be charged 50% less the adult fare.
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