Kenya Railways Corporation Resumes Partial Commuter Train Service

The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) is gearing up to restart a portion of its commuter train services after a temporary halt due to heavy rains.

Initially suspended on April 24, the commuter train services, which serve as a vital transportation link for daily commuters to and from Nairobi city center, traverse five key routes: Embakasi, SGR Link, Syokimau, Limuru, Lukenya, and Ruiru.

In an announcement made on Monday, KRC disclosed its plans to recommence services along the Embakasi Village, Lukenya, SGR Link, and Syokimau routes starting from Tuesday. However, services along the Limuru and Ruiru routes will remain inactive as repair efforts are underway to rectify damages caused by the adverse weather conditions.

It’s important to note that the resumption of commuter train services is contingent upon ongoing weather assessments and other safety considerations. The Corporation emphasizes flexibility, acknowledging that adjustments may be necessary depending on prevailing conditions. They express gratitude for the public’s patience and cooperation as efforts are made to normalize operations.

The impact of the heavy rainfall extends beyond transportation disruptions, with devastating consequences across various parts of Kenya. Government data released on Monday reveals the loss of 229 lives due to flooding, with 75 individuals still unaccounted for. Additionally, tens of thousands of households have been displaced, and both private property and public infrastructure have incurred significant damage.