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Super Metro eyes new route from CBD to JKIA

By Hilary Kimuyu October 11th, 2023 2 min read

Public service vehicle (PSV) company Super Metro is expanding its route network with the introduction of from the Central Business District to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

In a statement, Super Metro said the launch of the route will coincide with the introduction of new fleets of vehicles with free rides on its inaugural trip.

The Matatu operator said the fleet will include a new addition of electric busses.

“Soon we’ll be launching new electric busses and more of the 7th Generation NQR series which will be operating from the CBD straight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA),” Super Metro said on its social media pages.

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Super Metro has become a popular PSV for passengers in Nairobi for its strict observance of traffic rules and regulations in an industry that is dominated by unruliness.

In April 2023, the Sacco expanded its route network to Kahawa West.

The Sacco said in a statement it had acquired a 100-bus fleet that will be distributed on all of its routes.

“Kindly note that we have more than 100 new fleets that we shall distribute in all our different routes. Our main aim is to serve you our esteemed clients better and better,” the statement reads in part.

To celebrate its venture into the new route, Super Metro announced that it was offering free rides to all commuters between Nairobi CBD and Kahawa West for the entire day.

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In February 2023, the commuter company unveiled a new fleet of electric buses plying the Nairobi CBD-Ngong, Nairobi CBD-Kitengela, and Nairobi CBD-Kikuyu routes in partnership with electric mobility startup BasiGo.

The model acquired by Super Metro is a K6, a 25-seat electric bus with a 250-kilometer range and less than four hours of recharge time.

Super Metro was founded by Nelson Mwangi and 13 other directors in 2013 and operates from Nairobi CBD to Ngong, Kitengela Kikuyu, Juja, Thika/Makongeni, and now Kahawa West with plans to expand to other routes in its PSV matatu industry takeover bid.