Kenya Railways on Thursday announced the introduction of parking fees for all vehicles accessing SGR stations.

Managing Director Atanas Maina, went ahead to mention that the changes will be effective immediately.

It is indicated that saloon cars and pick-up trucks will be required to pay Sh100 while mini-buses and matatus will pay Sh150.

Buses and lorries, on the other hand, will pay Ksh. 200 to park at the stations on Mombasa to Nairobi route.

SGR Train Station Parking Charges.

The stations include; Mombasa, Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali, Athi River, and Nairobi.

Earlier in February, Mr. Maina also stated that fares would be adjusted to Sh1,200 from Sh700 after approval by the Transport Ministry, coming to level with bus charges.

The Sh3,000 fare for first-class passengers on the train which has been operational since last June will, however, remain the same in the new fare regime.

The buses had earlier decried the low SGR fares, which they saw as a threat to their businesses.

“We welcome the move. It will be upon passengers to choose the mode of transport to use when travelling between the two towns,” Mash East Africa General Manager Lenox Shallo was quoted by the Business Daily.

Coast Bus owner and managing director Ajaz Mizra also backed the move, adding that review of SGR fares was long overdue.