After improvements the On the Kisumu route, passengers will be able to travel at night starting this Friday.
The Kisumu Night Train now stops before arriving at Kikuyu, Naivasha, Nakuru, Njoro, Elburgon, Turi, Molo, Mau Summit, Londiani, Kedowa, Kipkelion, Tunnel, Fort Ternan, Koru, Muhoroni, Chemelil, Kibigori, Miwani and Kibos its final destination in Kisumu, in response to consumer inquiries.
This will also increase the number of passengers using the service.
The Kisumu Safari train, reintroduced in December 2021 after a long absence, has proved a hit, according to Kenya Railways chief executive Philip Mainga, with many revelers and residents of the Lakeside region choosing the train as their favorite form of transport.
“We listened to our customers and the general public and made the decision to make the change to meet their travel needs.” The Kisumu to Nairobi train now runs at night. We are also adding more stops along the way to ensure we can accommodate more people. Depending on demand, we may revive the day train in the future.”
Every Friday the train departs from Nairobi Central Station at 18:30 and arrives in Kisumu at 06:30.
Every Sunday the train departs New Kisumu Station at 18:30 and arrives in Nairobi at 06:35. Kenya Railways hopes to make the service more attractive to tourists between Nairobi City, via the Rift Valley and finally into the Lakeside region, by charging Sh2,000 for a journey in first class cabins and Sh600 for a journey in economy class -Vehicles charged.
The company also intends to start services in Butere over the next month, which will increase the number of people using the service.