Kenya Railways suspends Nairobi-Kisumu service


Passengers alight at Kisumu Railways Station. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has suspended operations on the Nairobi–Kisumu route this weekend, citing bad weather.

The company, which resumed passenger operations on the western Kenya route in December 2021 after over a decade, said excessive rains have affected parts of the Nakuru-Kisumu meter gauge rail line, making it impossible for trains to move along the corridor.

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“The Kisumu Safari train will not run on Friday 5th May and Sunday 8th May, 2023. We will communicate once normal services resume,” the firm announced Wednesday.

The company did not provide details on whether travellers who booked tickets on the given dates would be refunded.

The train makes stops at stations along the route, including Kikuyu, Naivasha, Nakuru, Njoro, Elburgon, Turi, Molo, Mau Summit, Londiani and Kedowa.

Others are Kipkelion, Tunnel, Fort Ternan, Koru, Muhoroni, Chemelil, Kibigori, Miwani, and Kibos.

The train departs the Nairobi Central Station at 6.30 pm every Friday to arrive in Kisumu on Saturday at 6.30 am.

The return trip starts at 6.30 pm on Sunday to arrive in Nairobi on Monday morning at 6.35 am.