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Kenya resumes SGR passenger train services amid enhanced COVID-19 measures

The Standard Gauge Railway, passenger services resumed on Monday morning, a week after President Kenyatta relaxed measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

SGR passenger services, operated by Africa Star Railway Operation Company (Afristar) resumed with one express train, which will be departing Nairobi at 8:00 am arriving in Mombasa at 12:45 pm. The train then departs Mombasa at 1:55 pm and arrives in Nairobi at 6:40 pm.

The train services will be operating under strict coronavirus containment measures. Transport CS James Macharia said the SGR will operate on a 50 percent capacity, with an extra coach for isolation.

SGR Passenger services were suspended on 7th April 2020 after President Kenyatta announced the cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa County, and Mandera County.

Demand for train tickets to and from Mombasa on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) tickets remains high as operations resumed yesterday.

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