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A presentation on the proposed new commuter train system for Nairobi and outlying areas. Kenya Railways ambitious plan to modernize transportation around the city.

A presentation on the proposed new commuter train system for Nairobi and outlying areas. Kenya Railways ambitious plan to modernize transportation around the city.

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  • 1. Decongesting Nairobi Roads Commuter Rail Upgrade Programme NDUVA MULI MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • 2. 08/06/11 ENCROACHMENT ALONG MAINLINE AT MUKURU
  • 3. EMERGENCY LOADING CONDITION OF COMMUTER TRAINS A LITTLE CROWDED TOILET
  • 4. INTERIOR CONDITION OF EXISTING COACHES
  • 5. 08/06/11 PROPOSED CONDITION OF TRACK FOR COMMUTER TRAINS
  • 6. June 8, 2011 08/06/11 END PRODUCT: TYPICAL DIESEL ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNIT FOR PROPOSED NAIROBI RAIL COMMUTER SERVICES
  • 7. TYPICAL INTERIOR OF A MODERN DEMU COACH
  • 8. 08/06/11 PROPOSED MODERN RAILWAY STATION
  • 9.
    • The has been no significant investment in commuter rail transport in Nairobi for many years,
    • No rapid mass transit system exists,
    • Except for the new road bypasses the road network has not expanded,
    • The population has grown exponentially,
    • Vehicle numbers have increased significantly,
    • AS A RESULT THE CITY IS FACED WITH SERIOUS TRAFFIC CONGESTION.
  • 10.
    • KR has a significant rail network around the city of Nairobi that can play a significant role in providing fast, efficient and reliable commuter services around the city
    • This network is under utilized and with expansion and modernization the system can provide a major alternative to commuter transport in Nairobi
  • 11.
    • KR has therefore developed concrete plans to modernize and expand the commuter rail services in Nairobi to provide a
      • High quality
      • High capacity
      • Fast
      • Reliable
      • Safe
      • Commuter Rail Service
  • 12. June 8, 2011 08/06/11 LIMURU THIKA NAIROBI AIRPORT LUKENYA/ KITENGELA MAKADARA PROPOSED RAIL COMMUTER SERVICES ROUTES - NRB E/VILLAGE
  • 13.
    • KR has a project development plan to guide the way forward with regard to implementation of the expansion and modernization of the commuter rail transport services for Nairobi.
    • This commenced in April 2009 and the plans are complete.
    • The next step is to move to implementation.
  • 14.
    • The project will be implemented in three phases:
    • Phase 1 (the core system) considered financially viable will cover the following routes:
      • Nairobi – JKIA
      • Nairobi – Embakasi Village
      • Nairobi – Ruiru, and
      • Nairobi – Kikuyu
    • Phase 2 will extend rail commuter services to Thika, Limuru and Lukenya/Kitengela
  • 15. 06/08/11 KR initiatives Core system Destinations PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
  • 16.
    • Phase 3 will provide the missing links as follows:
    From To Passing through km Nyayo Stadium Kiserian Bomas, O/Rongai 33 Riruta Kiserian El Bulbul, Ngong, Matasia 42 Nairobi Kikuyu Westlands, Kangemi, Uthiru, Rironi, 35 JKIA Dandora Ruai 15 Kiambu Githurai 15 TOTAL 140
  • 17. 06/08/11 PLANS FOR RAIL COMMUTER SERVICES GREATER NAIROBI
  • 18.
      • New Stations will be developed at:
      • Embakasi Village
      • Pipeline
      • Donholm
      • Githurai,
      • Mwiki
      • Buru Buru,
      • Imara Daima,
      • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,
      • Kibera and
      • Lenana.
  • 19.
    • Justification:
    • Provide alternative faster means of passenger transport to the Airport
    • Presently it takes 90 minutes on average to travel from CBD to Airport
    • Stakeholders including KQ, KAA and KCAA support KR initiative
  • 20.  
  • 21. Legend Phase 1 Phase 2
  • 22.
    • Project activities:
    • Construct a 6.5 Km branch line from Embakasi Station
    • Upgrade the track between Nairobi Railway Station and Embakasi Station
    • Construct new passenger platforms and canopies at Makadara, Imara Daima and JKIA
    • Construct new car parks at JKIA and Makadara Stations
    • Construct a new station building at JKIA
  • 23.
    • Progress made
    • Detailed design of the proposed branch line from Embakasi Station to the edge of Mombasa Highway completed
    • Detailed design of stations, platforms and parking areas completed
    • Inspection of track and rolling stock for intended rehabilitation completed
    • KR through MoT requested GoK for funding
    • Implementation will begin in June 2010 to be complete by December 2010
  • 24.  
  • 25.  
  • 26.
    • To proceed to implementation a number of issues need to be progressed by NCC:
      • Discourage informal settlements within the railway reserve;
      • Control of waste disposal within the railway reserve
      • The Matatu park at Nairobi Railway station needs to be reorganised for easy flow of traffic;
      • Expeditious development approvals of plans;
  • 27. THANK YOU