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Nairobi commuter rail services resume

City Commuter Rail operations have resumed after a week-long break.

The Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) had scaled down transport services in Nairobi during the festive season owing to low demand.

“We look forward to serving our Nairobi Commuter Rail Service customers from Monday next week,” it said in an announcement at the time

The return of the service will be of great relief to passengers from the Eastlands and northern sides of the city at a time residents are resuming work and schools have reopened.

The state-owned entity offers services to Ruiru, Embakasi Village, Limuru, Syokimau Lukenya, Westlands, Yaya Centre, and Upper Hill, among others.

The key stops for NCR buses plying the Westlands route are Jeevanjee, Museum Hill, CFC Stanbic, Chiromo, Westlands Bus Terminus (WBT), Brookside, Safaricom, ABSA, ABC Place, James Gichuru.

For the Upper Hill route, the buses pick up and drop off passengers at Meladin, KMA, CIC, Britam, TSC, Kadhis Court, CBC, KASNEB, KNH.

While the Yaya Centre route entails pickups and drop-offs at Serena, Integrity Centre, Chancery, Maktaba Kuu, Nairobi Hospital, D.O.D, Hurlingham, Chaka Place, Yaya Centre.

“The buses will also pick passengers at the same points in the evenings and drop them off at the Nairobi central station as they take the train back home.”