Commuter train service launched for Kitengela

New service

A commuter train at a terminus

The new station will be located on the old Athi River-Kajiado railway line that will offer transport from Kitengela to Nairobi.

The commuter train will use the old railway line to ferry passengers to the Syokimau Railway Station all the way to the Central Nairobi Railway Terminus.

Two-lane link road to station

Passengers from Kitengela will use the link road to the initiated train station that is set to be located on the southern end of the town.

A parking lot will be available for motorists to leave their cars as they board the train.

Hinga pointed out that the train service will reduce the traffic snarl up that is witnessed on Mombasa road.

“Once the modern railway station is complete, Kitengela residents will be served by a commuter train to Nairobi after every 30 minutes, a move we expect to open up the town for more business opportunities,” remarked the transport PS.

Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku echoed the views of Hinga and stated that the project will expand the small town with the possibility of it becoming a regional business centre.

In April this year, Kenya Railways Authority launched a new route for Thika road users which was destined for Kahawa.

The move was part of the plan to decongest the CBD.

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