The government has acquired eleven refurbished diesel trains from spain which will be expected in the country at the end of July.
In a reported compiled by Thika Town Today, the trains have been dispatched from Mallorca for Barcelona before they will be shipped to Mombasa on 21st July.
“Eleven refurbished diesel train units bought by Kenya are being loaded onto trucks in Mallorca enroute to Barcelona and from where they will be shipped to Mombasa on the 21st of July 2020 and arrive 25 days later.”
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In the country they are expected to fasten movement of people in Nairobi and cut the current traffic experienced in the capital city.
“They are expected to help Nairobi move commuter railway passengers from about 300,000 a month to three million.”
The news come at time when the commuter train resumed its services following the coronavirus pandemic that has rocked the country.
Users have been advised to adhere to health guidelines so as to combat the virus that has caused 217 deaths.