Syokimau Railway Station, the first station under the Sh24 billion Nairobi Commuter Rail Project, is set for completion by December 2011.
The modern commuter railway station being constructed at Syokimau, Embakasi, will see electric-powered commuter trains launched on the route in an initiative to decongest the Nairobi central business district.
Already 60 per cent of the project has been completed and the government is now sourcing for additional land to build a car park for motorists who will leave their cars at the station and board a train to the city centre.
Syokimau Railway Station will be one of ten stations that Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) will build within Nairobi in preparation for partnerships between the public and private sector to run the project.
The Nairobi commuter rail services project involves the upgrade of rail services, including the construction of 14 railway stations in Nairobi’s environs to facilitate the easy shuttling of people to and from the city.