Kenya Railways is set to resume its second Nairobi-Mombasa passenger train which had been suspended following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March. 

The first locomotive of the Standard Gauge Railway train is scheduled to leave Nairobi for the coastal city on October 1 at 2.15pm.

Madaraka Express operator Afristar announced the SGR passenger train services will resume after President Uhuru Kenyatta partially lifted travel restrictions in Nairobi and Mombasa.

In the notice, the company firm also released a new schedule for the SGR trains that will be ferrying passengers between the two cities.

Kenya Railways was operating only two passenger trains between Nairobi and Mombasa and the new notice raises the number to four.

SGR trains resumed services in July after the head of state relaxed measures meant to tame the fast-spreading coronavirus.

In the morning, two trains will depart from Nairobi and Mombasa at 8:00am and the other two will leave Mombasa and Nairobi at 2.15pm.

KR said the resumed SGR train services must strictly adhere to Covid-19 regulations and will operate at half their capacity to ensure safety.

SGR services were suspended in April following a presidential order halting movement into and out of Nairobi Metropolitan Area, as well as Mombasa and Mandera counties.

Kenyatta, on Monday, extended the daily curfew for an additional 60 days but adjusted the time to start at 11pm effective from Tuesday.