Due to the rising cost of fuel, the Kenya Railways Corporation has announced that it will be raising passenger train fares.
The company announced in a statement that it will begin raising prices on January 1, 2023.
The Madaraka Express commuter and passenger services, the Nairobi Commuter rail service, the Kisumu Safari train, and the Nanyuki Safari train will all be impacted.
A first-class ticket on the Madaraka Express to Mombasa will cost Ksh4,500 under the revised fares, while an economy ticket will cost Ksh1,500.
The maximum fare for travel between Nairobi and Suswa will be Ksh 250.
When traveling with an adult, children three to eleven years old pay half the fare; children eleven years old and up pay the full fare. Only young children under the age of three will not be required to pay.
The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) raised the price of diesel by Ksh4.48 per litre, kerosene by Ksh2.45 per litre, and super petrol by Ksh5.72 per litre on October 14, 2023.
After the increase, Super Petrol reached a new high of Ksh217.36, Diesel reached Ksh205.47, and a litre of kerosene cost Ksh205.06.
If not for the stabilization, which will be financed by the Petroleum Development Levy (PDL), the prices of fuel would have increased by Ksh8.79 for a litre of petrol, Ksh16.12 for diesel, and Ksh12.05 for a litre of kerosene, according to EPRA.