Nairobi Matatu Ban: NMS Unveils New Stages

  • Matatu Bus Stop Sign at GPO Stage, Along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. Monday, October 21, 2019
    Matatu Bus Stop Sign at GPO Stage, Along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. Monday, October 21, 2019
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  • The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has unveiled the new matatu termini that will be used when the ban of PSVs from the CBD is effected by the end of the year. 

    In a statement on Friday, November 13, the NMS announced the new designated places where matatus shall be dropping and picking passengers. 

    PSVs plying Ngong Road and Lang'ata Road (Kawangware, Kikuyu, Kibera, Lang'ata, Rongai, Kiserian)  will terminate at Green Park, known to many as Railways Club whose construction is almost complete. 

    Construction work ongoing at the Green Park, known to many as Railways Club
    Construction work ongoing at the Green Park, known to many as Railways Club
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    Fig Tree Terminus at Ngara will serve matatus from Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway, Kipande and Limuru roads.

    A terminus at the junction of Bunyala and Workshop Road is under construction and will serve PSVs from Mombasa Road (South B, South C, Industrial Area, Imara Daima, Athi River, Kitengela, Machakos).

    The Muthurwa Terminus is expected to remain as is to serves PSVs from Jogoo and Lusaka roads. 

    Long-distance PSVs from Mt. Kenya region and those entering from Thika Superhighway will terminate at the new Desai and Park Road termini where they will also pick and drop passengers.

    NMS Boss Major General Mohamed Badi has cited decongestion as one of his top priorities and has promised to ban matatus from Nairobi CBD by the end of the year. 

    This follows the Kenya Railway Corporation's Commuter Rail Service launch by President Uhuru Kenyatta.  Commuter Rail Service is expected to eventually link to the Bus Rapid Transport for efficiency.

    BRT buses will ferry passengers from railway stations to the city and vice versa and also along the select road corridors.

    The Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) has gazetted 12 mobility corridors, seven of them for core mass rapid transportation linking Limuru, Ngong Town, Kenol, Murang’a, Kiambu, Ruai, JKIA and Konza Technocity.

    The remaining five comprise rapid transport corridors along Line 2, which have been contracted and works on them are expected to begin soon,

    The national government has ensured that the transport corridors are secured in law.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagging off the first train at Nairobi Central Station on November 10, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagging off the first train at Nairobi Central Station on November 10, 2020.
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