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NMS launches 11 diesel mobile units in Nairobi to ease traffic

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The Nairobi Metropolitan Services has launched 11 diesel mobile units in Nairobi. The new diesel trains on Tuesday started to ferry commuters within Nairobi.

The diesel mobile units in Nairobi will ply routes that include the route from Nairobi Central Station to Embakasi Village, Pipeline and Donholm railway stations. This route has been under renovation, with works set for completion this month.

“Nairobi are you ready? Forget long hours in traffic. Diesel Mobile Unit (DMU) at the Nairobi Central Rail Station,” the NMS said on its twitter handle.

According to the NMS, construction of more train stations is underway in Umoja, Kitengela, Kikuyu, Thika, Kibera, Mbagathi Way, Kenyatta, Strathmore and Thogoto.

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“Officials aim to attract the 1.5 million people who commute into the central business district every day. Currently, 20,000 commuters use the rail network on weekdays through lines originating from the Nairobi Central Station to Ruiru via Dandora, Githurai and Kahawa, another from CBD to Syokimau via Makadara and Imara Daima, another to Embakasi village via Pipeline and Donholm and the last one to Kikuyu via Kibera and Dagoretti,” said a report the new units.

The new trains are expected to reduce traffic in Nairobi. Currently, the World Bank estimates that Nairobi residents on average spend an hour travel to work and another 60 minutes commuting back home due to traffic congestion.

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