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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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NAIROBI | Public Transport


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Nairobi (red) within Nairobi Metro


Population: 3.5 million (2014)
Area: 696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Metro Area Population: 7.5 million (2009)
Counties in Metro Area: Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu, Muranga
Area: 32,716 km2 (12,631 sq mi)
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:14 PM   #2
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Transportation Modes
Matatu (Low to Medium Capacity Public Service Vehicles)

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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #3
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:28 PM   #5
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Some interesting photos of a train ride from cbd to syokimau taken on the first days of operation. Courtesy of Georginagoodwin
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:45 PM   #8
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Proposed MRT systems
will include BRT and an extension of the rail transit system

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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #9
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Proposed MRT systems
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:54 PM   #10
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Excellent, african. Very good information
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Excellent, african. Very good information
Not to mention the novelty of naming transit lines after native animals. I really like that!

OT, but I'm very amused to find out that "chui," which is the nickname for "Jesus" in Spanish, means "leopard" in Swahili. Several of my acquaintances will surely be pleased to learn that.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 08:39 AM   #13
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Excellent, african. Very good information
Thanks, I'll keep updating the info in this thread.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #14
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Nairobi has a good commuter rail system. It surprised me positively.

Kenya Government could buy some DMU's from China for Nairobi system.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #15
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Nairobi has a good commuter rail system. It surprised me positively.

Kenya Government could buy some DMU's from China for Nairobi system.
Thing is it looks good, but since it was commissioned recently there are a few problems. Good thing is people use the system where the lines are available.

I agree, there were plans to buy DEMUs some time back dunno what happened.
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Cabinet finally approves plans to fund the anticipated 100km commuter rail
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Outering Rd is being expanded/reconstructed it will have a BRT lane in the middle on completion

Outering Rd. is in the Nyati Line (Line 5) according to the transport masterplan, the BRT/MRT plans should come together in a few yrs. overall progress for the masterplan is slow but not dead.

Ive also taken the Syokimau Train from Nairobi to Syokimay and its clean and reasonably priced. The stations are also clean and well maintained, they arent world class yet but are functional and anyone would feel comfortable using their facilities they are also far better than what I remember a few years ago.

Construction Progress of Outering Rd.

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The section below is between Kangundo road junction Juja road junction

More pillars have been added


In the photo below, you will notice the pillars at the centre are slanting. Although not clear in the photo, those middle pillars are on a different row, I suspect vehicles coming from Kangundo road will use that row to join the overpass on the main highway.



Towards the junction to Buruburu phase 1


Below: Reinforcing walls at the end of the long overpass that spans from Kangundo road junction to Pioneer Estate (just after the junction to Kariobangi South).





Below: Pioneer Estate on the left



Below: Bridge along Nairobi River







Below: Reinforcing wall for the underpass at Juja road.



The milestone below has to have it's own post!

The first asphalted section at Kariobangi North Market

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Details about the Outering Rd project

Outering Rd


Commencing: 2015
Completion: 2018
Client: Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
Construction Period: 3 years
Connecting: A2 - JKIA
Distance: 13km
Contractor: Sinohydro Tianjin
Cost: Kes. 11.5bn (US$ 115mn)
Funding source: African Development Bank (AfDB) (90%) Government of Kenya (G.o.K) (10%)




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.... The road will also have dedicated bus lanes, a seven-metre wide service road on each side, footpaths and a cycle lane with drains on both sides.

There will be ten pedestrian footbridges and four passenger transfer stations complete with street lighting and landscaping.

A bus lane that can accommodate rapid transit vehicles will be constructed complete with bus stops.

Access roads into Tena, Donholm, Southlands, Jacaranda, Kayole and Umoja estates will have a six-lane underpass while the Jogoo Road roundabout will be replaced with a full four-leaf clover interchange.
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