State shifts focus from BRT to commuter trains

The government now says it has embarked on a plan to reintroduce a vibrant commuter train service in Nairobi.

Transport CS James Macharia yesterday said the government has opted to introduce more trains as opposed to buses to ease traffic congestion in the city.

Macharia said two PS’s from the Infrastructure Ministry have traveled to Spain to finalise transactions on the trains.

“We are currently focusing on two main routes. The first one is the Syokimau to CBD and the second one is the Ruiru CBD,” he said.

Macharia said the two routes will provide an alternative to the earlier plans for…

Source – The Star