Kenya: Madaraka Express Carries 7,000 Passengers a Week After Launch

June 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: Many forward-thinking countries in Africa are rediscovering an historic economic and social engine: The Railroad, with both new passenger and new freight trains.

African countries such as Kenya are rebuilding and rejuvenating their rail systems, as well as adding new routes and new services, from city commuter services to long distance intercity trains.

Modern equipment, modern technology, use of the standard gauge for railroads, and time-tested and time-honored operating and maintenance practices are bringing a new economic and mobility vibrancy to emerging Africa. – CCRail Editor

By Kennedy Kangethe, AllAfrica

Nairobi — The newly launched Madaraka Express has ferried about 7, 000 customers, one week since launch.

Kenya Railways management says the demand will see the corporation schedule additional trains to handle more passengers.

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