Kenya Railways will charge commuters Ksh500 for an express trip from the Nairobi Central station to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on the newly acquired Diesel Multiple Units(DMUs), Transport CS James Macharia has announced. Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said that the trip that will take 20 minutes and will also help commuters avoid traffic jams.
Transport CS was speaking today when he commissioned the Nairobi Commuter Rail -JKIA Express Service. The service combines Rail and Road for users going to and from the Airport.
The DMU trains were purchased as part of the Nairobi Commuter Rail Service (NCRS) project, which aims to modernize and expand the city’s under-utilized commuter rail infrastructure to reduce congestion on roads and create an efficient and affordable mass rapid transit system.