Kenya launches new commuter rail service

President Uhuru Kenyatta gestures during the lauch of the new rail system

About 1.5 million people commute to the city’s Central Business Disctrict everyday by various modes of transport, according to Kenya Railways.

New Diesel Mobile Units and Commuter Rail Buses will serve passengers on the revamped rail network.Kenyan media reporting on a new commuter rail service in the capital, Nairobi, say it’s hoped it will deliver faster journeys and increased passenger capacity.

Kenya – new commuter train service launched in Nairobi – Africa Sustainable  Conservation News

Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the rail service should reduce over-reliance on road transport.

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