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Online booking of Madaraka train tickets set to start

Madaraka Express train passengers check-in at the Mombasa terminus
Madaraka Express train passengers check-in at the Mombasa terminus on June 8, 2017. Online booking of tickets is set to start. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

The government will on Saturday start the online booking of Madaraka Express train tickets.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the system has been finalised so that the ticketing process will be done electronically.

The new system, according to the CS, will lock out unscrupulous businessmen and brokers from reselling the tickets at exorbitant prices.

“In financial terms we call it arbitrage. It entails finding an opportunity where people can trade.

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