Nairobi Commuter Trains Complete Schedule

  • PresientUhuru Kenyatta at the Nairobi Central Railway Station on November 10, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Nairobi Central Railway Station on November 10, 2020.
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  • The Kenya Railways has released the official schedule for the newly launched Nairobi Commuter Trains.

    Traversing through 5 estates across Nairobi and its environs, the Diesel Multiple-Units (DMUs), Commuter Trains and Link Trains will operate on a fixed schedule across the city.

    The number of trains assigned per route was based on the overall population in the given areas.

    This follows the Kenya Railway Corporation's Commuter Rail Service launch by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Inside the Nairobi Commuter Trains on November 10, 2020.
    Inside the Nairobi Commuter Trains on November 10, 2020.
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    Syokimau

    6 trains will leave the Nairobi Central Station for Syokimau through the day.

    Train 1
    Leaves the station at 6:35 am
    Arrives in Makadara at 6:47 am, departs at 6:49 a.m.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 6:57 am, departs at 6:59 am.
    Arrives at Syokimau Terminus at 7:03 am.

    Train 2
    Leaves Nairobi Central Station at 8:00 am
    Arrives in Makadara at 8:12 am, departs at 8:14 am.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 8:22 am, departs at 8:24 am.
    Arrives at Syokimau Terminus at 8:39 am.

    Train 3
    Leaves Nairobi Central Station at 9:35 am
    Arrives in Makadara at 9:47 am, departs at 9:49 am.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 9:57am, departs at 10:01 am
    Arrives at Syokimau Terminus at 10:12 am

    Train 4
    Leaves Nairobi Central Station at 12:00 noon
    Arrives in Makadara at 12:12 pm, departs at 12:14 am.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 12:22 pm, departs at 12:24 am.
    Arrives at Syokimau Terminus at 12:35 pm.

    Train 5
    Leaves Nairobi Central Station at 5:30 pm
    Arrives in Makadara at 5:42 pm, departs at 5:44 pm.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 5:56 pm, departs at 5:58 pm.
    Arrives at Syokimau Terminus at 6:13 pm

    Train 6
    Leaves Nairobi Central Station at 6:20 pm
    Arrives in Makadara at 6:32 pm, departs at 6:34 pm.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 6:42 pm, departs at 6:44 pm.
    Arrives at Syokimau Terminus at 6:55 pm.

    Passengers inside the new Nairobi Commuter trains
    Passengers inside the new Nairobi Commuter trains
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    There will also be 6 trains departing from the Syokimau station heading to the Nairobi Central station each day. The schedule is as follows:

    Train 1 arrives at the Syokimau Terminus at 6:25 am, departs at 6:27 am
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 6:35 am, departs at 6:37 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 6:49 am, departs at 6:51 am.
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 6:53 am.

    Train 2
    Train arrives at the Syokimau Terminus at 7:20 am, departs at 7:22 am
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 7:26 am, departs at 7:28 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 7:36 am, departs at 7:38 am. 
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 7:50 am

    Train 3
    Train arrives at the Syokimau Terminus at 8:55 am, departs at 8:57 am
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 9:01 am, departs at 9:03 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 911 am, departs at 9:13 am. 
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 9:25 am.

    Train 4
    Train arrives at the Syokimau Terminus at 10:45 am, departs at 10:47 am
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 10:51 am, departs at 10:53 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 11:01 am, departs at 11:03 am.
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 11:15 am.

    Train 5
    Train arrives at the Syokimau Terminus at 2:35 pm, departs at 2:37 pm.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 2:45 pm, departs at 2:47 pm.
    Arrives in Makadara at 2:59 pm, departs at 3:01 pm. 
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 3:13 pm

    Train 6
    Train arrives at the Syokimau Terminus at 8:18 pm, departs at 8:20 pm.
    Arrives in Imara Daima at 8:32 pm, departs at 8:34 pm.
    Arrives in Makadara at 8:46 pm, departs at 8:48 pm. 
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 9:00 pm.

    Inside one of the Nairobi Commuter Trains on October 10, 2020.
    Inside one of the Nairobi Commuter Trains on November 10, 2020.
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    There will be 6 trains departing from the Nairobi Central Station to Embakasi Village Terminus each day. The following are the timelines.

    Train 1 arrives in Makadara at 7:20 am , departs at 7:22 am. 
    Arrives in Donholm at 7:36 am, departs at 7:38 am. 
    Arrives in Pipeline at 7:42 am, departs at 7:44 am.
    Arrives in Embakasi Village at 7:52 am.

    Train 2
    Arrives in Makadara at 9:42 am, departs at 9:45 am. 
    Arrives in Donholm at 9:49 am, departs at 9:51 am.
    Arrives in Pipeline at 9:55 am, departs at 9:57 am.
    Arrives in Embakasi Village at 10:05

    Train 3
    Arrives in Makadara at 11:30 am, departs at 11:32 am.
    Arrives in Donholm at 11:38 am, departs at 11:40 am. 
    Arrives in Pipeline at 11:44 am, departs at 11:46 am.
    Arrives in Embakasi Village at 11:54 am.

    Train 4
    Arrives in Makadara at 1:42 pm, departs at 1:44 pm.
    Arrives in Donholm at 1:48 pm, departs at 1:50 pm.
    Arrives in Pipeline at 1:54 pm, departs at 1:56 pm.
    Arrives in Embakasi Village at 2:04 pm.

    Train 5
    Arrives in Makadara at 6:12 pm, departs at 6:14 pm.
    Arrives in Donholm at 6:22 pm, departs at 6:24 pm.
    Arrives in Pipeline at 6:32 pm, departs at 6:34 pm
    Arrives in Embakasi Village at 6:45 pm

    Train 6
    Arrives in Makadara at 6:42 pm, departs at 6:44 pm. 
    Arrives in Donholm at 6:48, departs at 6:50 pm.
    Arrives in Pipeline at 6:54 pm, departs at 6:56 pm.
    Arrives in Embakasi Village at 7:04 pm

    On the other hand, there will be 7 trains departing from Embakasi Village each day with Nairobi Central Station slated as the final stop. Below are the timelines.

    A train in the revamped Nairobi Commuter Rail system
    A train in the revamped Nairobi Commuter Rail system
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    Train 1 arrives in Pipeline at 6:27 am, departs at 6:29 am.
    Arrives in Donholm at 6:33 am, departs at 6:35 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 6:39 am, departs at 6:41 am.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at 6:53 am.

    Train 2
    Arrives in Pipeline at 7:08 am, departs at 7:10 am.
    Arrives in Donholm at 7:18 am, departs at 7:20 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 7:28 am, departs at 7:30 am.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at 7:42 am

    Train 3
    Arrives in Pipeline at 8:08 am, departs at 8:10 am.
    Arrives in Donholm at 8:14 am, departs at 8:16 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 8:20 am, departs at 8:22 am.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at 8:34 am.

    Train 4
    Arrives in Pipeline at 10:23 am, departs at 10:25 am.
    Arrives in Donholm at 10:29 am, departs at 10:31 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 10:35 am, departs at 10:37 am.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at 10:49 am.

    Train 5
    Arrives in Pipeline at 12:18 pm, departs at 12:20 pm.
    Arrives in Donholm at 12:24 pm, departs at 12:26 pm.
    Arrives in Makadara at 12:30 pm, departs at 12:32 pm.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at 12:44 pm

    Train 6
    Arrives in Pipeline at 2:28 pm, departs at 2:30 pm.
    Arrives in Donholm at 2:34 pm, departs at 2:36 pm.
    Arrives in Makadara at 2:40 pm, departs at 2:42 pm.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at 2:54 pm.

    Train 7
    Arrives in Pipeline at 7:23 pm, departs at 7:25 pm.
    Arrives in Donholm at 7:29 pm, departs at 7:31 pm.
    Arrives in Makadara at 7:35 pm, departs at 7:37 pm.
    Arrives at Nairobi Central Terminus at  7:49 pm.

    There will be 1 train leaving the Nairobi Central Terminus for the Ruiru station each day. Below is the schedule for the same

    First Commuter train leaves the station at 5:40 pm.
    Arrives in Makadara at , departs at 
    Arrives in Dandora at, departs at
    Arrives in Mwiki at,  departs at
    Arrives in Githurai at, departs at 
    Arrives in Kahawa West at, departs at
    Arrives at he Ruiru station at

    Similarly the single train from Ruiru to the Nairobi Central Terminus will adhere to the following schedule:

    Departs from the Ruiru station at 6:00 am.
    Arrives in Kahawa West at 6:25 am, departs at 6:27 am.
    Arrives in Githurai at 6:35 am, departs at 6:37 am.
    Arrives in Mwiki at 6:45 am, departs at 6:47 am.
    Arrives in Dandora at 7:01 am, departs at 7:03 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 7:20 am, departs at 7:22 am.
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Station at 7:35 am

    On the other hand, trains from Nairobi to Ruiru are scheduled as follows

    Commuter train will live Nairobi at at 5:40 pm

    Arrives in Makadara at 5:53 pm, departs at 5:55 pm.
    Arrives in Dandora at 6:16:45 pm, departs at 6:18 pm.
    Arrives in Mwiki at 6:36 pm, departs at 6:38 pm.
    Arrives in Githurai at 6:46 pm, departs at 6:48 pm.
    Arrives in Kahawa West at 6:56 pm. departs at 6:58 pm. Arrives in Ruiru at 7:10 p.m.

    Just as is the case for Ruiru residents, there will also be a single train going to and from town to cater to Kahawa Residents. The same is the case in Kikuyu area.

    Kahawa West

    Train arrives in the Nairobi Terminus at 8:00 am
    Arrives in Makadara at 8:12 am.
    Arrives in Dandora at 8:28 am.
    Arrives in Mwiki at 8:42 am.
    Arrives in Githurai at 8:49 am and finally Kahawa West at 8:55 am

    The commuter train will depart the Kahawa West Station at 9:00 am.
    Arrives in Githurai at 9:08 am, departs at 9:10 am.
    Arrives in Mwiki at 9:18 am, departs at 9:20 am.
    Arrives in Dandora at 9:34 am, departs at 9:36 am.
    Arrives in Makadara at 9:57 am, departs at 9:59 am.
    Arrives at the Nairobi Terminus 10:15 am.

    Kikuyu Station

    The commuter train will leave the Nairobi Central Terminus at 5:35 pm.
    Arrives in Kibra at 6:00 pm, departs at 6:02 pm.
    Arrives in Dagoretti at 6:37 pm, departs at 6:39 pm. 
    Arrives at the Kikuyu Station 7:10 pm.

    On the other hand, the Commuter train will depart from Kikuyu as detailed below:
    Leaves Kikuyu Station at 6:00 am
    Arrives in Dagoretti at 6:35 am, departs at 6:37 am.
    Arrives in Kibra at 7:02 am, departs at 7:04 am.
    Arrives at the Nairobi Central Terminus, 7:30 am.

    Kenya Railways further revealed that the DMU rides will be charged at a flat fee of Ksh100 to each destination. Any passenger found not to be adhering to Covid-19 containment measures will be denied access to the commuter trains.

    Nairobi Commuter Train.
    Nairobi Commuter Train.
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