Kenya Railways Intervenes Over Junction Confusing Nairobi Expressway & Mombasa Road Motorists

An aerial view of the Nairobi Expressway SGR toll station and the old Mombasa Road.
An aerial view of the Nairobi Expressway SGR toll station and the old Mombasa Road.
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Moja Expressway

Kenya Railways has responded to concerns by motorists over the lack of signage at the Nairobi Expressway SGR exit and the SGR junction along Mombasa Road.

In a statement dated Friday, the corporation noted that it had taken note of the concern with various remedies set to be taken in the coming days.

Particularly, Kenya Railways revealed that road signs directing motorists to the SGR Nairobi Terminus would be placed by the entrance.

Kenya Railways' response came after concerns by a motorist who lamented that they often pass the turn and get lost owing to the absence of road signs.

An image of the Nairobi terminus station.
The SGR Nairobi terminus station.
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Kenya Railways

Occasionally, motorists had to wait for the next u-turn along the busy highway to retrace the entrance. This results in time wastage for individuals aiming to catch their trains promptly. 

Motorists also had to spend more on fuel, given the extra distance they needed to cover.

"I noticed there is no proper official signage for the SGR Nairobi Terminus on the Expressway outbound or on the Old Mombasa Road turnoff. At night, we are left guessing routes. Please put a sign there," Gakenia Tukene stated.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Plans are underway to put directional signages to the station from the main road," Kenya Railways responded.

The exact date when the road signs will be constructed is yet to be disclosed.

Notably, Kenya Railways will have to liaise with the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA), which is mandated to erect road signs on highways.

On the other hand, KR will work collaboratively with the Moja Expressway over the direction at the exit of the SGR toll station.

Moja Expressway is the parent company that manages the Nairobi Expressway.

An aerial photo of the Nairobi Expressway section in Westlands shot on June 13, 2023.
An aerial photo of the Nairobi Expressway section in Westlands shot on June 13, 2023.
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Moja Expressway