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Nairobi Commuter rail project kicks-off

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Smatta, May 25, 2011.

  1. Smatta

    Smatta JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya Railways Corporation has begun construction of the Syokimau Railway Station - the first railway under the Sh24 billion Nairobi Commuter Rail Project - that will see electric-powered commuter trains debuted on the route as part of efforts to decongest Nairobi City.

    The station will be one of ten stations that KRC will construct within Nairobi in preparation for public-private sector partnerships to provide railway wagons and management skills to run the outfit.

    "We are providing the infrastructure and plan to invite the private sector to provide the new train sets and operational expertise," said Nduva Muli, the Managing Director of Kenya Railways.

    The move comes just a week after KRC advertised tenders for the construction of four additional new railways stations, which are set to begin in July, and will be rolled out by 2013.

    KRC plans to build ten new stations in the first phase of the project, plus a six-kilometre new line that will link the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the commuter rail system in phase two of the project.

    The new stations will be built in an ‘intermodal’ concept, which allows for synergy with public service vehicles to drop-off and pick commuters who use the rail transport system.

    The planned first four new stations will be in Makadara, Imara Daima, Nairobi Central Railway Station along, and the Syokimau Spur.

    Some of the new stations will also host car parks that can accommodate at least 500 vehicles to allow commuters to use their vehicles to drive to the railway station, and use the railway line to get into the town. The planned commuter trains is planned to have frequency of 15 minutes of pick-up from very station.

    Worked out modalities

    Although Rift Valley Railways (RVR) has a five-year monopoly of commuter train services in Nairobi following the concession, KRC and RVR have worked out modalities of infrastructure improvement and sharing.

    The Government is financing upgrade of the infrastructure; through concession money paid by the RVR, and planned issuance of a specific infrastructure bond. KRC said it is working with a donor funded consultancy group InfraCo to develop the Nairobi Commuter Rail Project.

    The whole project will see approximately 160 km of the existing rail system within Nairobi rehabilitated, and a 6km track to the JKIA constructed.
     
  2. YoungCorporate

    YoungCorporate JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzanian have been rehearsing the chorus of dar rapid transport(commuter bus) for a decade now...perhaps Tz should outsource leaders from kenya...poor nation, poor politics...
     
  3. Chapakazi

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    Kenya wanatuacha jamani! Tatizo la kumpa mswahili cheo! Hana vision wala nini!
     
  4. LoyalTzCitizen

    LoyalTzCitizen JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania's will kick off tonight from Visiga to Ukwereni! Tambarareeeee!
     
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    nomasana JF-Expert Member

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    i cant wait for this upgrade to come through. especially eastlands needs this railway line to be revamped cuz traffic jam on jogoo road is insane.

    i will congratulate the ministry of transportation for this one.
     
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    nomasana JF-Expert Member

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    i hear it is progressing well

    pictures by tanzan
    Inauguration ceremony held today
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    Phase 1
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    There will be 6 phases in total
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    Site of Kivukoni (Ferry) Terminal
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    [video=youtube_share;_2hp7BgTF4c]http://youtu.be/_2hp7BgTF4c[/video]
     
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    Kenya will build an underpass in the capital of Nairobi to enable commuter trains to cross over to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the country’s transport ministry said Wednesday.The construction of the six-km rail line will complete the circuit from the airport to the city center.Decision on how the rail line will cross the road has delayed the project that was meant to start operating in April this year.

    The project is part of the government’s effort to ease traffic jams in Nairobi that cost the economy an estimated 600,000 U.S. dollars a day in lost productivity, fuel consumption and pollution, according to statistics from Nairobi City Council.

    The commuter train network is part of the flagship project on the development blueprint of Vision 2030 aimed at making Kenya a middle-income country.​
    The project involves rehabilitation of approximately 160 km of the existing rail system within Nairobi, the construction of a direct track to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and the rehabilitation and construction of stations and other facilities along the network.

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    Example of a Rail Underpass
     
  9. Askari Kanzu

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    The next one: Kenyans have launched a satellite to the moon ahead of Tanzanians. Ok kenyan folks, bring it on and let us celebrate!
     
  10. Ulukolokwitanga

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    Mko juu majirani. The very big Lamu port project, Nairobi - Thika super highway, Konza city project and now commuter project!! It will take us wabongo 50 years to even tink of having such projects. 10 years of Kikwete is a time well wasted...
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Acha kuwadanganya wenzako. Kama umetembea hapa duniani utagundua kwamba Kenya bado ni nchi yenye vumbi. Huo ndio ukweli. Haisaidii sana kujifananisha na TZ. Ni sawa na mwenye chongo kujisifia mbele ya mwenye kengeza.

    Na hakuna kitu kibaya hapa duniani kama kujiona mtu duni. Mwenyezi Mungu hatokusamehe kwa hilo!
     
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    collezione JF-Expert Member

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    Haha, wewe leta unafiki wenzako wanafanya kweli.

    WaTz si mmezoea unafiki na kudanganywa na CCm. Haha
     
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    collezione JF-Expert Member

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    Haha, hivi Kenya wana mgao wa umeme??
    Hivi kenya asilimia ngapi are educated???

    Jiulize maswali kama hayo. Then jilinganishe na kilimo kwanza chako.

    Hapa sio kwamba tunajishusha, ni kwamba we appreciate uongozi wa Jamhuri ya Kenya.

    Hata mimi leo ningetamani kuishi nchi yenye vision, na future kama Kenya. Sio kuishi Tanzania, yenye propaganda na upumbavu mwingi.

    umeme tu unawatoa jasho, mtaweza treni za umeme. Shame on you. Haha..
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu achana na lugha za mataputapu. Kama unataka, jisemee wewe peke yako au na familia yako, kwa sababu wewe sio mwashilishi wa watanzania wote. Sio kila Mtanzania ana mawazo duni kama uliyonayo. Heshima mbele!
     
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    collezione JF-Expert Member

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    Nitaisemeaje familia yangu yake. Kwani mgao wa umeme uko mimi na familia yangu peke yangu. Hahaaha

    Afu nimeshastukia wewe ni mmoja wa watumwa wa hawa jamaa (mafisadi) a.k.a majangiri ya nchi hii.


    Mko radhi muwe wanafiki, mfiche uozo
    wa serikali na ufisadi wake. kisa familia zenu zinashiba kwa hizo buku mbilimbili (pesa mbuzi). Ndo maana unaniambia eti '"niseme kwa ajili ya familia yangu"

    Pumbavu sana nyie watu. nikimata mtu mmoja kama wewe nachoma moto. Nyie si mnajifanya shida zimeisha kwa hizo buku mbiliiii....
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    mduni kama wewe ni wa kupotezewa. nitakuja kukutembelea hospitali ya vichaa pale Mirembe nitakapopata nafasi!
     
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    collezione JF-Expert Member

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    Haha, mimi nasemaje. Nikutana na mtu kama wewe, nachoma motooo.

    Kama unataka kujaribu. Weka address yako hapaaa...nyie watu ni zaidi ya majambazi.

    Tukitaka kutokomeza mafisadi. Inabidi tuanze na vibaraka wao. Ukiwa wewe mmoja wao
     
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    The Quonquerer JF-Expert Member

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    Hasira zenu zote na ugomvi zinatokana na Serikali ya huyu kichwa maji, kule Bagamoyo waliloga akawa na kichwa cha nazi, nchi inaendeshwa na nazi, siyo kichwa cha mtu. Kenya pamoja na mipango mizuri, pia wana shida nyingi sana wale jamaa. Ni vema kuwa na mipango na sisi tunatakiwa kuwa hivyo. Ila Kenya wana matatizo kibao, tusi underestimate hilo! This guy is a disgrace to TZ, mvua 10 zinakatika hakuna la maana zaidi ya kuteua uongozi kwa misingi ya kujuana/ushwahiba!
     
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    Lakini si anasema ukweli, haya mambo ya kkujifanya tuko poa wakati tuna-suffer hayatasaidia kamwe! Tuwe wawazi, waKE kwenye hili wanpiga hatua nyingi tu mbele!

    Mwaka 2010 kwenye kampeni tulisikia mengi saana, mara ooh mafly overs Dar yote, kigoma kiuwa dubai ya africa, mara oooh kigamboni city, nyimbo zetu za siku nyingi kwente mabasi yaendayo kasi. Nieleze lipi kati ya haya yamefanyika.

    Congrant mwai na serikali yako, songa KE songa...
     
  20. Nairoberry

    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    Hii ni project nyingine majirani wetu wamepiga hatua na kutuacha nyuma kwa miaka kama 40 hivi lakini swali langu kuu ni kuwa kenya ina shida za umeme na unakatwa kila mara,je si hizi train zitakwama kwa reli?? wala sina doubt kuwa watakamilisha hii project kama nyinginezo lakini umeme hafifu kenya utarudisha hiyo project nyuma.
     
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