- There is a flurry of activity along this busy route as the December holiday season approaches.
- Cases of suspicious activity can be reported through the hotline number 0728787880 or to the nearest police station.
Kenya Railways has urged all passengers travelling on Madaraka Express to arrive at the stations at least one hour before scheduled departure.
In a Press Statement, Kenya Railways says this is due to an increase in the number of passengers and enhanced security checks.
Madaraka Express connects passengers between Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. There is a flurry of activity along this busy route as the December holiday season approaches.
“Kenya Railways further assures the public that security checks are constantly run along all our lines to ensure the safety of all our services,” adds the Press Release. “Any delays occasioned by these checks are therefore regrettable but unavoidable.”
On Monday, travel was disrupted for three hours following the vandalisation of a section of the Standard Guage Railway in Makueni County. Reports indicate that 22 continous guage blocks were vandalised.
Commitment to Safety
“The Corporation continues to work with the relevant government security agencies to ensure all our services run seamlessly in line and with utmost safety,” the statement adds.
Kenya Railways is reminding members of the that it is a major offence to interfere with assets, operations and services of the Corporation. Cases of suspicious activity can be reported through the hotline number 0728787880 or to the nearest police station.
“While passenger safety remains a priority for us, members of the public are reminded that they have a personal responsibility to observe safety guidelines and obey rail traffic rules as required,” adds the statement. “Kenya Railways remains committed to delivering its mandate to the people of Kenya.”