Engineers Trained in China to Run NMS' Green Park Terminus

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (in green shirt) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (in a brown shirt) at Green Park Terminus on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (in green shirt) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (in a brown shirt) at Green Park Terminus on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
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  • The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has recruited China-trained engineers to run the Green Park Bus Terminus.

    NMS Directorate of Transport on Wednesday, September 1, unveiled the four engineers who have been recruited from the Kenya Railways Corporation.

    The four were trained in China on automated traffic management and will spearhead the automation of the Green Park Terminus.

    Engineers Trained in China to Run NMS Green Park Terminus
    Engineers Trained in China to Run NMS Green Park Terminus
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    The Green Park Terminus, which is yet to be fully opened to passenger service vehicles (PSVs), has the capacity to accommodate over 300 vehicles at a go. 

    The automated system is able to process 1000 PSVs in an hour.

    The acquiring of China-trained engineers is meant to boost the automation process for both the vehicles and commuters who will also acquire services online.

    In the new plan, the commuters after alighting at the drop off bay, can walk along non-motorised lanes. The paths are also roofed under the remodeled system introduced by the new engineers.

    NMS) Director General, Mohamed Badi, called for a crisis meeting mid-August to discuss the operationalisation of the bus terminus located near the Old Railways Club.

    The meeting was meant to address a court case that hindered NMS from fully instituting changes on the project.

    The Green Park Terminus project that cost Ksh300 million, attracted diverse interests from different quotas, with the matatu sector decrying being excluded in the whole project.

    "The trials exposed that Green Park would escalate the traffic menace and NMS is not confident enough to tell authorities that the terminus would not work," lamented drivers. 

    "Entry and exit into and out of the park is a major issue as vehicles get stuck, passengers are stranded and this stretches traffic all the way into the city."

    NMS denied the claims made by matatu drivers revealing that they use marshalls to direct traffic in the park.

    "We use marshalls to direct traffic at the terminus and also guide passengers and passers-by," NMS Transport Director, Engineer Michael Ochieng stated. 

    Green Park Terminus at the Old Railways Club in Nairobi
    Green Park Terminus at the Old Railways Club in Nairobi
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