Kenyans have hit out at Kenya Railways over the Ksh 100 charged as fare by the recently launched Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) locomotives
This was after the parastatal announced the fares and schedules for the refurbished DMUs.
Majority expressed their dissatisfaction with the Ksh 100 shillings charged for all the stages.
It is perplexing why the trains opted for the high fares even during off pick hours when PSV buses charge as little as Ksh 30 from within the estates.
The move to also charge a standard fare in all the stations is unrealistic in Kenya more considering its charging at 100
Ayoo Meleah Ochieng’ posted on the Kenya Railaways Facebook page “Why would someone pay 100 shillings from Nairobi to Makadara? I’ll rather take a Boda boda”
Humphrey Meiya said Kenya Railways I think it’s high time you now bring in Private investors to buy and run their own trains on your Railway. The Ruiru route for Example, it has only one train that comes from Ruiru in the morning gets to Nairobi station then leaves for Kahawa, that is so 1960. Private investors would make sure the rail operates to a Maximum. Trains in London under TFL or Transport for London are working best because they are owned by Private Franchises. In London right especially during Pick hours, there’s a train after every 2 to 3 mins. London has a Population of over 8 million people. Nairobi too is growing and a proper rail service will be essential in the near future.
Barton Kirui said kindly educate me abit.
1. I need to understand the difference btw Dmu and commuter train?
2. We use to pay 40bob to tao, what has changed?
3. Does it mean you will be operating as scheduled ama ni pr tu?
4. Paying 100bob each station is unrealistic.
5. What if the train is full at Embakasi village, what will happen to passengers at Pipeline, donholm, makadara??
You ought to have done your research well. Kindly charge according to every station. Matatu operaters are now the happiest beings.
What a shameful way of exposing Kenyans. Why would one be paying KES 100 for each destination, do you know what that means, utoke Embakasi to Makadara ulipe 100 not even in Dubai people pay such amount for a metro which can leave Murang’a and be in Kikuyu in 40 minutes. We are busy trying to bring efficiency in our country but someone is seeing a gold mine.
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