In a schedule released on Tuesday, February 9, KR revealed that train commuters in the city would now extend their trips via the buses which will pick passengers at the Nairobi Commuter Railway (NCR).
Additionally, the state corporation announced various pickup points and drop-off centres along the route. KR explained that the bus was introduced to help the commuters find ease in accessing train services.
â€œWorking alongside our NCR trains is the NCR Bus Service. The Nairobi – Yaya NCR Bus makes stops at Serena, Integrity Centre, Chancery, Maktaba Kuu, Nairobi Hospital, Department of Defence, Hurlingham, Chaka Place, and Yaya Center,â€
â€œTake advantage of this convenient and affordable connection of rail and road transport,â€ read the schedule.
KR also indicated that the bus tickets would be purchased upon boarding – adding that passengers will pay Ksh50 from Yaya Center to the Railway station and vice versa.
The buses picking passengers from Yaya Center will depart at 0833hrs and arrive at the station at 0905hrs in the morning hours.
For the evening buses, passengers will be picked up at 1635hrs and arrive at the station at 1715hrs.
Passengers intending to use the buses from the station to Yaya Center were also advised that the morning buses would depart the station at 0755hrs while the evening buses will be departing at 1600hrs.
During the festive season, KR was forced to use its buses to transport passengers to various destinations within the Nairobi Metropolis and outside the city after the tickets were sold out.
“On December 24, the Nanyuki Safari Train service transported many passengers to Nanyuki from Nairobi Central Station, it was full to capacity.
“Kenya Railways resorted to using its Nairobi Commuter Rail (NCR) Service buses to transport as many remaining passengers,” read the statement then.