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  • The Kenya Railways has announced the resumption of the Madaraka train service operation between Mombasa and the Nairobi station on Monday, May 3.

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    According to a statement issued on Sunday, May 2, the agency announced that the online ticketing platform was opened to the public for ticket purchases.

    KR confirmed that it has waived the rescheduling fee for travelers whose reservation was canceled due to the ban being announced on March 26.

    Transportation Assistant James Macharia (second left) cleans his hands as he prepares to board a train on Monday, December 7, 2020.

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    “For tickets that have not been used due to the cancellation of the completed Movement Order, customers are advised to reschedule the trip to a preferred date,” read part of the KR statement.

    Scheduling remains unchanged with Central County trains departing at 8:00 p.m., departure trains departing at 3:00 p.m., and night trains departing at 10:00 p.m.

    The organization encouraged customers to visit the Power Passenger Service Center approximately 48 hours before the scheduled date and time of travel and reschedule to ensure the availability of seats.

    Earlier, the Madaraka train service was suspended with a view to complying with travel restrictions imposed by the government in five counties marked as disease zones.

    Other services were also affected by the Nairobi Terminus and Suswa Passenger Train Service which operates only on weekends.

    Passenger trains traveling through the Nairobi Terminus to Ngong station had been adjusted to ensure that passengers disembark at the station at 7pm to ban the deadline at 8pm.

    The agency noted that train services would resume normal operations after the government reduced restrictions.

    The news comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted a moratorium on movement in Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru counties during Labor Day celebrations.

    He also adjusted the curfew from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. He noted that the new directives were based on self-promotion for Covid-19 in the past month.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021.President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021.

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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