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City train in early schedule to net more commuters

Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Nairobi commuter train will depart from the city centre to Ruiru via Umoja and Dandora estates an hour earlier in a review aimed at boosting passenger numbers.

The new schedule will see the train depart at 5:40 pm, targeting those leaving their workplaces at 5pm.

Previously, the train departed the Nairobi station at 6:40pm and arrived in Ruiru at 8:10pm—a move that pushed many to buses.

“It was observed that most customers plying the route, prefer to use the trains earlier than when it was scheduled resulting in low passenger numbers,” said Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina.