The Kenya Railways has set in motion the JKIA railway link. The line will link the Nairobi CBD to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Air travellers will be able to avoid the traffic along the busy Mombasa road. Passengers will board a train at the Nairobi Railway Station up to the Embakasi Village Railway Station. Afterward, the Nairobi Commuter Rail Bus will transport them to the Airport.
Kenya Railways is working closely with the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA). The KAA is assisting on guidance on security affairs and other matters. Additionally, they want to make sure all commuters from the Railway Station get access to the Airport securely and effectively.
Other high capacity Commuter Rail buses will also be posted at the Embakasi Village Station. The buses will make available transportation services to and from JKIA.
Besides providing an alternative form of transport to the city center, the JKIA railway link will reduce transport stress when it comes to paying fare. Most drivers charge a huge amount due to traffic therefore the railway will be a cheaper means to reach the CBD.
Likewise, the commuter railway as well as the Rapid Bus Transit System is anticipated to lessen the travel time between JKIA and CBD. The railway is also anticipated to transport at least 500,000 commuters within Nairobi daily in the next one year.
The France government is providing funds that will make certain the railway project will operate as required. President Uhuru Kenyatta and France President, Emmanuel Macron, had earlier on signed an agreement during Kenyatta’s visit to France.
Railway services will cost around Sh100 per trip thus going to and from the city will amount to Sh200 per day.