#MadarakaExpress #SGRLaunch State-of-the-art Presidential coach on new SGR train (Photos)

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The prices have been set at Sh700 for business class and Sh3000 for first class.

President Uhuru is set to host the inaugural trip at Port Riz tomorrow where the cargo train from Mombasa will be debuted and they will be riding in style.

Pictures of the presidential coach have just emerged and we've got to say, no finances seem to have been spared.

Furnished with expensive wood, the coach is set with a state of the art table for ten.

Set to share the ride with his Jubilee elect, Uhuru will be launching the new train that is meant to change the transport system in Kenya in a move to elevate the country's development and economy.

Check this out.

play The presidential coach in the new SGR. (Rift Valley Railways)

 

In other news;

Kenya Railways Corporation has announced that Kenyans will pay Sh700 for economy class and Sh3000, first class for the passenger service on the new Standard Gauge Railway.

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Dubbed ‘Madaraka Express’  the Standard Gauge Railway will operate two types of trains. One will be intercity and the other intercounty.

Below are their specifics.

1. Intercity

Route: Nairobi- Mombasa

Intervals: Every city

Time: 4 ½ hours

Capacity: 1200

2. Intercounty

Route: Nairobi – Mombasa

Stations: Mariakani, Maisenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali and Athi River

Time: 5 ½ hours

play SGR economy coach. (Twitter)

 

With the SGR set to built to reduce transport costs compared to road transport, shorten the distance between the Nairobi and Mombasa whilst offering safer and cheaper transit for freight and persons a lot has been done to ensure the swift and efficient simultaneous movement of both types of trains.

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There are 33 stations comprising of 2 main stations in Nairobi and Mombasa, 7 intermediate  and 24 more crossing stations set to admin the Standard Gauge Railway for both passenger and consignment trains.

Charges given for containerized cargo from the Port in Mombasa to the Inland Container Depot, Nairobi is not more than Sh50,000 (500$) and sh32,800 for any other freight.

This is a major decline in the cost of cargo transport that has been costing between Sh80,000 and Sh90,000 in the recent past.

The time taken will also be reduced to 8 hours from 24.

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