The government of Kenya have announced more exciting news to the public.
Kenya Railways has announced it will have another ride to Kisumu on Tuesday to return on Wednesday.
In a tweet on Sunday, the company said it is introducing the second ride due to public demand.
“Kisumu Dala, you asked and we listened. So due to public demand we are introducing another ride to Kisumu on Tuesday the 21st December to return on Wednesday the 22nd December. Book now to avoid disappointment. See you Tuesday!” KR tweeted.
Kenya Railways had previously stated that the train will run on December 17 and 24 and January 1 next year.
Passengers aboard the Kisumu-Nairobi on Friday were thrilled to be part of what they termed “an experience of a lifetime”.
The passenger train resumed operations after 10 years.
It left Nairobi at 6am and arrived in Nakuru at 11.35am. It later proceeded to the lakeside city and arrived at 6.10pm.
Residents thronged the Kisumu Railway station to witness the maiden train ride arrive within the lake city.
When the Kisumu-bound train arrived at Nakuru station, more than 100 passengers were waiting to board. They were delighted and eager to be part of the experience.
For passengers alighting in Nakuru from the capital, they paid Sh300 which means one will save Sh100 as compared to travelling by buses which charge Sh400.
The train service is a relief for passengers who have been struggling with the high cost of travelling, especially during the festive season.
During festivities, the journey from Nairobi to Kisumu by bus costs around Sh2,000.
Source: The Star