Kenyan drivers John Pius (L) and Brian Kemboi confirm safety with platform staff at the Ngong station in Kajiado, Kenya, on March 25, 2022. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
Passengers using Kenya's standard gauge railway trains will, from Feb. 1, pay for the service only using mobile money or electronic cards to boost efficiency.
NAIROBI, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Passengers using Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) trains will, from Feb. 1, pay for the service only using mobile money or electronic cards to boost efficiency, the Kenya Railways said in a notice issued on Tuesday evening.
The train, which has been in operation since 2017, has over the years been using a mixed payment system that involves cash, mobile money, and electronic cards.
"We wish to notify our customers and the general public that effective Feb. 1, 2023, we will no longer be accepting cash for the purchase of tickets at all Madaraka Express passenger service stations," the notice said.
The Chinese-built SGR has played an important role in boosting Kenya's economic growth, and the number of passengers using the SGR train has been on the rise. ■