Nairobi Commuter Rail Service Plan, Closer to Actualization

The Diesel Mobile Unit (DMU) at the Nairobi Central Rail Station.
[Photo: NMS]

Nov 2nd, 2020 – The master plan of the Nairobi Commuter Service, is set to be launched today.

The move which is a collaboration of the Kenya Railway Service and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services is  meant  to decongest the Central Business District as well as unlock the capital’s socio-economic potential.

Kenya Railways had in February announced it would purchase 11 refurbished Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) for Sh1.15 billion from 11 refurbished DMUs, five coaches and spare parts from Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca.

The new Train Diesel Mobile Units will serve Embakasi, Syokimau, Kitengela, Kikuyu and Thika from the Nairobi Central Station.

On the other hand the BRT buses with dedicated lanes, will serve on Thika Rd, Waiyaki way and Mombasa road.

The launch will also see matatus and other PSV buses, locked out of the CBD, and will now drop passengers at designated stages in Ngara, Muthurwa and Parklands areas.

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