Kenya Railways suspends SGR ticket booking from Jan 1 pending reschedule

Commuters heading to board a train at the SGR Mombasa Terminus in Miritini on June 14, 2017. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG
Commuters heading to board a train at the SGR Mombasa Terminus in Miritini. FILE PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG  

Kenya Railways Corporation has temporarily suspended booking of Madaraka Express tickets that are operational from January 1, 2018.

Kenya Railways, through a public notice on Monday, said it would be rescheduling the passenger train service from January, occasioning the suspension.

“As MNSGR will adjust N1/2 and E1/2 passenger trains’ schedules from 1 January 2018, please be informed that there will be a short temporary sale suspension of tickets that date from 1 January 2018.

“We shall notice you in due course on when to recover the sales soon. Meanwhile, kindly accept sincere apologies for any inconveniencies caused,” said KRC in a notice to passengers on Monday.


KRC's announcement of the planned Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train schedule change in the new year comes two weeks after the operator did another reschedule.

The December 1 change in passenger service timetable followed the introduction of the inter-county train in early November.

Under the schedule, the inter-country train has been departing Nairobi at 0800hrs to arrive in Mombasa at 1300hrs.

From Mombasa, the inter-country train leaves at 0715hrs to arrive in Nairobi at 1315hrs after making seven stops on the seven stations between the Nairobi-Mombasa route.

The express train departs Nairobi at 1430hrs to Mombasa while from the coastal city, the train leaves at 1530 hrs for Nairobi.