Nairobi Commuter Rail expansion is already at implementation stage.


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From KR Website.





NAIROBI COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE

The Nairobi Commuter Rail Service development is part of Nairobi Metropolitan Transport Master Plan. The project aims to carry out a modernization and expansion of under utilized railway transport infrastructure facilities within Nairobi in order to attract passenger traffic from the roads thus reduce congestion; and create an efficient and affordable mass rapid transit transport system for the city. It will integrate rail transport with other modes of transport road and air transport.

The NCRS project aims at providing passengers with safe, reliable and affordable transport services in and around Nairobi city.



Features of the Nairobi commuter system




    • Increased capacity from 5M passengers to 15m Passengers initially then to 60M passengers per year in Phase 1
    • Modern stations and rolling stock
    • Upgraded track and signaling systems
    • Higher speeds, safety,comfort and reliability
    • New line to JKIA
    • New Stations e.g. Buru Buru, Pipeline,Umoja, Githurai, Donholm

Nairobi Commuter Rail development Master Plan


The Nairobi Commuter Rail Project has already undergone a Feasibility Study defining the scope, technical details and development structure, and is now at implementation stage. The project will be developed in three (3) phases as described below.

Phase 1: This will be developed within the existing railway corridors to provide commuter rail services between Nairobi Railway Station and the following destinations:

  • Ruiru,
  • Syokimau
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,
  • Kikuyu, and
  • Embakasi Village
This development includes the building of 26 new modern passenger handling stations at the existing railway stations and at new locations. Syokimau, Makadara and Imara Daima railway stationa are complete and operational.

Phase 2: This development will also be within the existing railway corridor and will extend commuter rail services to:

  • Thika,
  • Limuru, and
  • Lukenya
Phase 3: This development will be within new railway corridors and will target the outlying satellite towns such as:

  • Ongata Rongai,
  • Kiserian,
  • Ngong,
  • Kiambu,
  • Ruai
  • Kangemi.
 
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This is wonderful news, a new dedicated line to JKIA will go a long way in easing unnecessary traffic.
 
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Tuko mbelez Hehe, na bado manenos...
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