Matatu Ban: NMS Offers Alternative Buses to Nairobi CBD

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20201021-BOXRAFT-Matatu Bus Stop Sign at GPO Stage, Along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. Monday, October 21, 2019KENYANS.CO.KE

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) on Tuesday, December 8 announced that buses are set to be availed to commuters accessing Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).

The buses will benefit commuters who terminate their journey at the Green Park Terminus situated at Railways Club along Haile Selassie Avenue.

NMS revealed that commuters can also use dedicated cycleways and walkways to move to and from CBD from the bus terminus.

An image of a bus terminus
The Green Park terminus under construction at the Railways club along Haile Selassie Avenue.
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“Buses will be available for passengers who will prefer not to walk from the termini to the city centre and vice-versa.

“Commuters can also use the Non-Motorised Transport Corridors (NMT) which have both cycleways and walkways to and from the CBD,” read a statement from NMS.

The Green Park terminus is set to serve matatus plying Ngong Road and Lang’ata Road (Kawangware, Kikuyu, Kibera, Lang’ata, Rongai, Kiserian).

This comes after NMS extended the deadline for matatus accessing CBD to Monday, December 14 after the initial date was set at December 1.

The extension was issued to allow for the completion of the Green Park terminus which is currently under construction.

NMS also revealed that the terminus construction is on its last stretch with final touches being put on the park.

“Green Park Terminus near completion (Railways Club) in the City Decongestion Strategy commuters will have access to a digital platform integrated to the termini to ensure that matatu operators stay updated on the time the last-mile buses will be at the different pick-up stages,” stated NMS.

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to unveil a mobile app meant to restrict the flow of matatus in the Central Business District (CBD).

The app will only allow a handful of matatus into the CBD in a bid to reduce congestion in various pickup points.

An image of the Green Park Bus Terminus
The Green Park terminus under construction at the Railways club along Haile Selassie Avenue.

SOURCE: https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/60053-matatu-ban-nms-offers-alternative-buses-nairobi-cbd

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