SGR new offer to Kenyans

It is available from today

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The company entered a deal with Safaricom, offering Kenyans an opportunity to make the booking via their phones.

In the new deal, commuters wanting to travel from Nairobi to Mombasa or Vice Versa can now use the available pay bill numbers to pay fare from the location of their convenience then get tickets at the station.

The service will kick off Wednesday 21 June 2017.

"M-Pesa payments will be ready from today. Safaricom team is on the ground finalising training for 20 ticket issuers who will be based at our stations. We also intend to bring on board Telkom Kenya and Airtel going forward.

“We are interacting with various service providers and we will be able to see how online payment system will now interface with our ticketing system,” Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina said.

According to Mr Atanas there will be about nine pay bill accounts available each representing a terminal.

After commuters make the payment, they will get a reference number, which they will use to get a ticket at the station.

The tickets have a travel date and time but no name. They also contained travel class, carriage and seat numbers.

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