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Kenya Railways Buys More Trains To Simplify Travel In Nairobi

Kenya Railways has acquired five trains (diesel multiple units) from Spain to operate in Nairobi, in efforts to ease traffic jam. In a state...

Kenya Railways has acquired five trains (diesel multiple units) from Spain to operate in Nairobi, in efforts to ease traffic jam.



In a statement on Wednesday, the corporation stated that it had purchased 11 diesel multiple units from Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca (SFM). So far, five trains have been delivered.

The units are currently undergoing test runs on the Nairobi commuter rail line ahead of official commissioning for operations.

The statement further indicated that the modernisation of the Nairobi commuter rail is part of a wider master plan of an integrated transport system within the city and its environs.


Seamless operation

“The plan also comprises the Bus Rapid Transit which Kenya Railways will operate in collaboration with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services to ensure an effective seamless operation,” read the statement.

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