SGR to reject cash payments starting February 1
Passengers using the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) trains will no longer be able to pay tickets using cash starting next Wednesday (February 1, 2023).
In a public notice on Tuesday, January 24, the Kenya Railways said they are going cashless, and that travellers will only be allowed to purchase tickets using M-Pesa or debit and credit cards in all SGR train stations.
"We wish to notify our customers and the general public that effective 1st February, 2023, we will no longer be accepting cash for the purchase of tickets at all Madaraka Express Passenger Service stations... We thank you for your continued support," the notice reads.
The SGR operates to sets of trains between Nairobi and Mombasa, with departures at 8am, 2pm and 10am.
SGR trains charge KSh1,000 for economy class tickets and KSh3,000 for first class tickets between Nairobi and Mombasa.
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