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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:12 PM   #21
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I just hope that Nairobi's outer ring road doesn't follow Beijing's ring road example. That city is a disaster from an urban planning perspective.
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Nairobi plans light rail network
22 Feb 2016


The plans were announced following a meeting between the Kenyan president and the Hungarian ambassador



KENYA: Work on a light rail network in Nairobi is due to start by June, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on February 19.

The first phase would link the existing railway station with the future terminus of the standard gauge line under construction between Nairobi and Mombasa. Further phases would extend to the suburbs, with branches proposed to Thika Road, Ngong Road, Ongata Rongai and Limuru Road. Initial ridership is expected to be 300 000 passengers a day

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Light train project to be launched in June, President Uhuru Kenyatta says

Daily Nation | 19th February 2016



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A project to construct a light commuter train network in Nairobi will be launched in June, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Friday.

The project, co-financed by Kenya and Hungary, will ease traffic congestion in the city.

Hungary implemented a similar project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said no “development-conscious Kenyan” would oppose the KES. 15 billion (US$ 150 million) project.

The President made the announcement when he held talks with Hungary Ambassador to Kenya, Eduard Laszlo Mathe, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

The President said the first phase one of the project will connect the Standard Gauge Railway end point in Syokimau to the railway station in the city centre. Thats about 17 km away.

The project proposes to connect major roads in Nairobi to the tram network to transport passengers to the city centre.

The roads include Thika Highway, Ngong Road, Limuru Road and Ongata Rongai.

The President directed the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to ensure the project plan is on schedule.

The Hungarian ambassador said the proposed tram service will transform the way people in the capital city get to work.

“It is expected to transport about 300,000 passengers a day and even more when all the branches are fully operational,” he said.

“In line with Hungary’s new foreign policy for Africa to reinforce economic relations, we will train and equip Kenyans with skills to develop the project and own it,” he said.
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ITDP is helping in establishment of Bus Rapis Transit in Nairobi

In 2012, with a loan from the World Bank, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) pledged to incorporate BRT into a project to upgrade a major road from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, past the city center, and northwards. In 2013, as part of the GEF Sustran East Africa project, ITDP began working with KeNHA to provide direct technical assistance to the development of the BRT on this corridor.

Using its in-house expertise, ITDP has developed a service plan to define the routes, stations, and frequencies of the BRT services to run on the corridor. ITDP has also brought in world-class BRT engineers to provide guidance on the design of BRT infrastructure. Finally, noting a critical gap in the Nairobi BRT plans, ITDP convinced the government to route the BRT infrastructure directly into Nairobi city center. Gold-standard BRT infrastructure in the city center will bring huge benefits to BRT passengers and has the likelihood of catalyzing revitalization of Downtown Nairobi.

In Nairobi, ITDP is also recommending changes to the Nairobi Master Plan towards a more transit- and pedestrian-friendly city. ITDP is putting parking reform and transit-oriented development, today absent from the discourse in Nairobi, onto the agenda. Paired with a gold-standard BRT through downtown Nairobi, work towards developing a gold-standard TOD along the BRT corridor, with requisite parking reform, may finally begin to change the urban form in Nairobi, putting eyes on the street and breathing new life into a highly congested city.

https://www.itdp.org/where-we-work/africa/nairobi/


ITDP Africa Advocates Bringing BRT into Nairobi’s Central Business District

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Nairobi proposed subway



It is interesting to imagine what the city of Nairobi would be like if it was linked by an efficient rail network. That’s what this map does.

A recent article on Fast Co. Exist (www.fastcoexist.com) about a vision of an interlinked America by a high speed rail network inspired us to imagine the same for our city.

Imagine if Nairobi’s master planners, the relevant transport bodies and the private sector invested in building an amazing network of rail lines that could whisk you from any major neighborhood to another in a matter of minutes. Such a system could have several major positive impacts. It could decrease the number of cars and buses on roads and the process would also create millions of jobs and reduce the number of auto accidents that the city experiences every year.

It would allow for more productivity in that when you board a train with WiFi, you are able to keep working in a way that you are unable to do in a hot and stuffy public bus or van. It would get commuters off the highways, saving energy and lessening environmental impact.


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Old May 17th, 2016, 07:02 PM   #27
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I think the govt should use the opportunity to introduce sth bigger than what they have in Addis or Dar

I know ive said this a few times but if the Koreans can build a 30.7km subway for US$ 43 million a km with the insane labour, land costs and hilly terrain in Seoul. We can definitely do sth cheaper maybe US$ 30 million per km.

My Proposal, underground rail

Nairobi Metro
Line 1

Cost | US$ 30 mn per km
Distance | 5 km (Each station should be about 1km apart)
Stations | 6 (Chiromo Station, Museum Hill Station, (University of Nairobi) UoN Station, Haile Selassie Ave Station, Nyayo Stadium Station, South B station)
Runs along | Westlands to Upper South B Area (Mombasa Rd.) Past that there should be no more stations because people shouldnt build underground rail under highways but the Uhuru Highway section should be an exception

Line 2

Cost | US$ 30 mn per km
Distance | 5 km (Each station should be about 1km apart)
Stations | 6 (Haile Selassie Ave. Station, Moi Ave. Station, Muthurwa Station, Gikomba Station, Shauri Moyo Station, Makongeni Station)
Runs along | Haile Selassie Ave to Jogoo Rd.


With 2 lines each 5km. Line 1 running along Uhuru Highway to Westlands, 5km and Line 2 from Haile Selassie Ave roundabout to Jogoo Rd another 5km.

And one transfer station (Haile Selassie Ave Station) under Haile Selassie Ave/Uhuru Highway roundabout. Where people can transfer from Line 1 to 2 or vice versa. And all that should look like this.


That should cost about KES. 30 billion (US$ 300 million) and construction can take even 5 years so thats like KES. 6 billion (US$ 60 million) per year needed.

What Seoul has with US$ 43 million per km including the cost of the rolling stock.

Seoul Metro | Line 9

Cost | US$ 43 mn per km
Distance | 31.7 km
Stations | 30


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Old May 17th, 2016, 07:07 PM   #28
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Chui & Kifaru Line

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In May 2015, INGEROP, as leader of a consortium, was awarded by the European Union on behalf of the Government of Kenya, the feasibility study and detailed design of the Bus Rapid Transit system in terms of technical, economic, environmental, social, legal, institutional and operational issues on two corridors:
Line 3 Chui West: a 10 km long key west-east arterial road located in the western part of Nairobi.
Line 4 Kifaru East: a 7 km long road, serving in particular the Central Business District and Strathmore University.
- See more at:
http://www.ingerop.fr/fr/actualite/b....nCI49ZrO.dpuf

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It is proposed that BRT system will operate to full BRT specifications as set out by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and will revolutionise public transport in Nairobi.

Project Timescales

The timescale for the feasibility study is for approximately 6 months, with the project running until March 2017
http://www.brtuk.com/nairobi-looks-to-brt/
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Kenya has made a hasty retreat over plans to decongest the city of Nairobi’s infamous traffic jams through a bus rapid transit system barely three weeks after Tanzania launched its Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said Friday that the implementation of the proposed special bus transport system has proved difficult due to lack of provisions in the existing road infrastructure to cater for special lanes to be used by the new buses.

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The construction of a rapid bus transit system was part of Kenya’s proposed mass rapid transport systems (MRTS) meant to reduce traffic congestion in Nairobi and other major cities and to improve the country’s regional competitiveness.

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The project entailed the building and operation of new rapid bus and rail transport systems to increase the volume and speed of passenger and freight services around the country’s urban areas. Others included expansion and upgrading of highways, service, and access roads from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport through Nairobi to Rironi on the Northern Corridor transport system, and construction of by-passes in Kisumu in Western Kenya and Meru in the East.

The bus rapid transit system (BRT) was initially expected to have 600 buses using five interconnected lines to ferry commuters to all the key city suburbs.
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Four foreign countries in bid to finance city rail



Four foreign governments seeking to finance a six kilometre rail network from Syokimau to Nairobi’s Central Business District have submitted their proposals, raising hope that the crippling traffic congestion could ease in the coming months.

Transport Secretary James Macharia said the ministry has received proposals from Turkey, France, the United Kingdom and China.

“We are currently considering the four proposals for the Nairobi commuter rail,” Mr Macharia told Parliament.

He said the Ministry had prioritised the Syokimau-city centre stretch since it is an extension of the standard gauge railway (SGR) being laid across the Nairobi National Park.

Syokimau is set to be a large exchange station where passengers from the SGR line will alight and take another train on the commuter rail system to the city centre.

The plan is to have train service between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the city centre to cut the amount of time spent in traffic. The light rail tram system in Nairobi will run along three roads including Ngong Road, Waiyaki Way and either Thika or Langata roads to cover a total of 24 kms.

Mr Macharia told the National Assembly Transport committee that the tram system is keen on serving areas not currently served by the existing commuter rail system.

“We will need to have a look at the four proposals on the Nairobi commuter rail before we can make our recommendations,” said Starehe MP Maina Kamanda who chairs the committee.

Plans to develop Nairobi railway link was proposed in 2011 but was later shelved after the government failed to allocate funds.

The original plan in 2012 had indicated that the JKIA train would run express to the CBD, covering the 22km journey in 25 minutes. This would be an improvement on the journey that sometimes takes two hours during the rush hour.

Kenya is following in the footsteps of Ethiopia with the tram service with Addis Ababa betting on the Chinese-funded light train to ease traffic congestion. The Addis Ababa tram was launched last year.

Currently, a double track only exits between the Central Station in the city centre and Makadara along Jogoo Road.

Doubling the rail tracks from Syokimau to the city centre is expected to allow more trains to run along the line that will become busier once the SGR is completed mid next year.

The Kenya Railways Corporation plans to refurbish two engines and coaches for use between Syokimau and the city Centre in readiness for the increase in passenger numbers once the SGR line starts operating in June 2017.

It is anticipated that the lesser travel time and reduced accident risk will draw more passengers to the train from buses thus ease traffic congestion on city roads.


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Owner : Nairobi County Government

Financier: CDI Global Netherlands

Cost: 1 Billion Kshs (Initially)

Number Of Buses: 200 (initially) to be increased to 378 by (2015) then to 2000 buses.

Start Date: July 2014

Initial Routes To Be Covered:

[SIZE="2"]The bus rapid transit system will start with three transport corridors; Athi River town to Kikuyu town, Thika to the central business district (CBD) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the CBD.

Special bus tracks will be built from Airport Road junction to Machakos and another one to Kikuyu through Waiyaki Way.

Two more bus routes will terminate at Bomas and Ruaka towns through Langata and Limuru roads respectively.
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. Quite insightful even if not all the answers were forthcoming. Presentations made about BRT requirements, Nairobi plans, and about other cities who have done it. Key highlights:
  1. NAMATA formation took too long and was key for Integrated Mass Transit. Director has just been appointed and meetings started this week. Note that secretariat was in place 2 years ago. At this rate, BRT is 5+ years away...
  2. PS wants trial BRT in place. Will not be easy though. Requirements include choosing a route (from one of the 5 already planned), having the bus operators in that route agree to work as one organization and purchase buses that are in line with BRT standard, then KURA to do some work to improve roads (remove bumps, repair potholes, improve kerbs and signage) + terminus + lights and have cops and other road users aligned.
  3. BRT consultants frustrated by KURA who refused to incorporate BRT designs in Outer Ring Road and Ngong Road projects. ORR median is too narrow with no provision for passenger terminals. As for Ngong Road, KURA has refused to share the current design i.e. no BRT provision.
  4. Out of the 5 Nairobi BRT routes, 3 are designed for low floor buses (accessible for young/disabled/elderly/pregnant etc). Opposition from local bus manufacturers though.
  5. ITS project underway. Will be key component for BRT as buses can communicate with lights so that they prioritize buses automatically on approaching the junctions.
  6. Matatu transition plan under development. Matatu stakeholders present were concerned about jobs and income when BRT takes over. Integrated approach required. Cops will need to be reoriented too...
  7. NTSA to come up with curriculum to train BRT drivers and conductors.
  8. NAMATA stakeholders asking if BRT can go beyond Nairobi...
  9. JICA representative states that Nairobi should design its own BRT model not just copy Dar, Bogota or any other country due to our unique challenges.

Side note: Researcher shared about NairobiAccidentMap.com which used Ma3Route data to plot where accidents happen.





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Nairobi Commuter Rail

Some updates from the Kahawa west station



As you approach the station as a train



Photos of the station shed. Very simple








Just to illustrate the height of the platform from the tracks





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Decongestion


Mr Igathe termed the Nairobi Integrated Urban Transport Masterplan as the long-term measure for decongesting the city.
The Masterplan proposes to create a circular commuter rail using the current infrastructure. Already 10 stations are being created.

“We have a station in Makadara, Imara Daima. When you come from Syokimau – Athi River you arrive at central bus station, we shall connect to Thika. Connect from Githurai and create a market there – from Githurai we are making a new train line that goes to Kiambu which will connect to Limuru, then to Kikuyu and back to city centre. From city centre we shall create a loop line from Ngong, Kiserian into Kitengera, back to Athi River,” said Mr Igathe Friday.

The masterplan is expected to be implemented in the next 36 months with the World Bank having already provided the initial Sh3 billion towards this project.

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