Madaraka Express is the Standard Gauge Railway services officially opened by Kenya’s 4th President Uhuru Kenyatta on 31st May 2017. The train operates between the capital city Nairobi and Mombasa as this is the first phase of the SGR project. Passenger and cargo trains will operate between the 2 cities each day. The 472km journey will now take 4 hours for the passenger trains and 8 hours for the cargo trains.
Madaraka Xpress app allows easy booking of tickets and journey management.
As of 1st November 2017 a second train has been introduced to operate between Nairobi and Mombasa departing the respective terminus at 3:30 PM.