Chen Yun, Vice President of CCCC, said the SGR project has
been an integral part of Kenya’s socio-economic transformation
that has benefited ordinary citizens.
"The SGR is not only an engine for Kenya’s economic
development, but also a project that brings real benefits to
people," said Chen.
"Up to now, the SGR operation business has trained some 1,600
Kenyan railway professionals," he added.
Chen stressed that safety and efficient service delivery will
continue to underpin operations of the SGR passenger and cargo
services in the future.
Madaraka Express, which is now making two trips in each
direction between Nairobi and Mombasa daily, has attained over
95 percent occupancy while reducing by half the time spent to
connect to Kenya’s first and second-biggest cities.
An inter-county train that was launched in November last year
has been making seven stops hence providing a safer, convenient
and affordable mode of transport to Kenyans traveling to their
Atanas Maina, the Managing Director of Kenya Railways
Corporation, said Madaraka Express has operated without major
hitches thanks to introduction of online booking platforms and
upgrading of access roads in the main stations.
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