Ksh600 Kisumu Train to Start Operations This Week: How to Book Tickets

  • An undated photo of a commuter train in Nairobi
    Passengers disembark from a commuter train in Nairobi
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  • Kenya Railways on Wednesday, December 15, announced the inaugural train trip from Nairobi to Kisumu will be on Friday, December 17.

    In a statement, the cooperation announced the train would depart Nairobi at 0600hours, arrive in Nakuru at 1135 hours after which it would proceed to the Lakeside city and arrive at 1745 hours.

    The first-class ticket will go for Ksh2,000 while the economy class will cost Ksh600. 

    Passengers enjoying themselves on the revamped train to Kisumu from Nairobi on Saturday, December 4 2021
    Passengers enjoying themselves on the revamped train to Kisumu from Nairobi on Saturday, December 4 2021
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    Commuters have been asked to reserve their seats by contacting 0115169759 or 0115102558. One can also visit the Nairobi Central Station for bookings.

    Kenya Railways also asked those who want to travel to make early bookings since there are limited tickets.

    Additionally, the cooperation announced there would be a train that would depart Kisumu County to Nairobi on December 19, 2021.

    The rehabilitated train has an ultra-modern look, with comfortable seats and coaches that allow passengers to relax as they marvel at the scenery throughout the journey.

    The train has economy and business class coaches in a bid to attract passengers of different financial status and standing in the society.

    The first class passengers enjoy luxury services such as Wi-Fi, charging ports, refreshments and spacious closets to keep their luggage.

    The 217 kilometre route leads to the Kisumu Railway Station from the Nakuru Railway Station and has 18 stations such as Njoro and Molo stations , 46 bridges and 27 viaducts.

    "The business complex will create business opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises and create over 2,000 jobs for the residents.” the corporation stated.

    An image of a hallway on the train enroute Kisumu Railway Station from Nairobi Central Railway Station taken on Saturday, December 4
    An image of a hallway on the train enroute Kisumu Railway Station from Nairobi Central Railway Station taken on Saturday, December 4
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