Kenya Railways suspends commuter rail service for 10 days

Dec, 24th 2020 – Nairobi rail commuters will from today not access service to various destinations in the city for 10 days.

This is after Kenya Railways suspended the operation of the Nairobi Commuter rail service to Ruiru, Embakasi, Kikuyu and Syokimau between the 24th of December 2020 and 3rd January 2021.

However, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport express service, the Madaraka Express passenger service, and the commuter link to and from the SGR terminus will remain operational during the festive season.

The same will apply for Nairobi to Nanyuki Rail service which has been enhanced to accommodate the increased demand during the festive season. 

There will be a train from The Central Railway station on the 24th of December 2020 to Nanyuki and one returning back to the capital on Sunday, the 27th of December 2020. The departure time on both dates will be at 9:00 a.m. with commuters paying only Sh.200 for economy class and Sh.1000 for Business.

A notice from the Kenya Railways read, “We wish to notify our commuters that the Nairobi Commuter Rail Services to Ruiru, Embakasi, Kikuyu and Syokimau will be suspended from December 24, 2020 till January 3, 2021.”

The Nairobi commuter rail service was launched early last month by the Head of State, with 11 refurbished Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) in operation.

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