Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) on Monday announced that their standard gauge railway passenger train services will resume following the lifting of a partial lockdown in Nairobi and Mombasa by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a notice, the firm said that it will be releasing a new schedule for the train that shuttles between the two counties.
“Following the lifting of cessation of movement order by President Kenyatta, we wish to inform the public that the Ministry of Transport and Kenya Railways in conjunction with the SGR operator Africa Star Railways Operation Ltd (Afristar) will be releasing a new operational schedule in due course,” the notice reads in part.
Africa Star Railway Operation Company (Afristar), the firm that has been contracted to run and maintain the railway was only offering cargo services during the suspension of travel into and out of the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa.
At the end of March, President Kenyatta prohibited the movement of people into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale following a surge of Covid-19 infections in what was aimed at stopping the respiratory disease in it tracks.
“We have availed two trains daily to transport cargo to the Naivasha ICD”, Sammy Gachuhi, DGM, Afristar told K24tv in June.
The Cabinet Secretary for Transport James Macharia says the SGR passenger service will resume on Monday July 13th at 8am, but the cabins will only be allowed 50pc capacity in strict Covid-19 safety measures.
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