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Railway Stage Matatus to move to Green Park terminus starting Tuesday

From 24th May 2022, all PSVs plying Ngong’ road and Argwings Kodhek road to will pick and drop passengers at the Green Park Bus Terminal- NMS DG Mohammed Badi

Green Park Terminus: Transport Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge says relocation of PSVs from Nairobi Railway Station to the Green Park Bus station will begin next week to pave way for implementation of the 28 billion shillings project.

Construction of the new Nairobi Central Railway station will kick off in two months following the completion of its design.

Construction of the new Nairobi central railway station is set to begin in July once they finalize drafting a letter of agreement with the UK government. The 28 billion shillings project is being funded through a public-private partnership and will involve the construction of residential blocks, roads, parks, and other social amenities within the capital city.

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The project will sit on the 425- acre piece which is largely owned by the Kenya Railway Corporation and its pension scheme.

The first Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) to commence picking and dropping of passengers at the terminus will be those plying Ngong’ road and Argwings Kodhek.

Next to relocate operations will be Matatus plying Lang’ata road which will start operating at the terminus on May 27.

According to NMS, the capacity of the terminus will be 300 vehicles at any given time, and up to 20,000 matatus in a day.

The terminus will additionally host a police station, a level 2 hospital, restaurants, a supermarket and a parking bay for boda boda operators as well as a service bay for vehicles that break down. 

Other bus termini being refurbished include Desai and Park Road, Fig Tree, Muthurwa and the Bunyala-Workshop Road junction.

To avoid confusion and heavy traffic as witnessed during the first trial, NMS will conduct another test run at the green park stage.

The first run carried out on April 27, 2021, was marred with confusion and frustrations and took three hours from 6am. This was aimed at observing how matatus will drop off commuters at the terminus.

The second one took place on May 28, 2021, in the evening from 3 pm to 6 pm, to observe the picking up of commuters.

This comes barely a week after the government initiated a trial run to monitor the operations of the 27 kilometers expressway connecting Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi’s Central Business District, the National Museum, and the Presidential Palace.

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