No more free parking at SGR stations, management introduces parking fees

Syokimau Train Station. []

All vehicles accessing the SGR station will now be required to pay parking fees.

Earlier, parking of vehicles in SGR station was absolutely free.

The new regulation came into effect on Wednesday with all vehicles categorized into classes depending on their size.

Saloon cars and pick-up trucks parked at the SGR terminus will now be paying Sh100 while minibuses and Nissans Sh150.

Heavy commercial vehicles-buses and lorries will each pay Sh200.

In a statement, Kenya Railways said according to the Star “The charges will take immediate effect on our Mombasa, Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali, Athi River, and Nairobi stations.”

The new regulations introducing parking fee comes barely a month after the management hiked fares on the SGR.

The fares are now Sh1, 200 up from Sh700 which has been the fare since the inaugural launch of the Madaraka Express in June.

Kenya Railways CEO Atanas Maina said the revision in fares follows a rising need to offer better and quality services for all Kenyans travelling on the Madaraka Express.

Last week 12 cab drivers working with taxi hailing companies were arrested at the Syokimau terminus and charged with touting.