On September, Sunday 24th, the Kenya Railways will temporarily close Railway Matatu Terminus to carry out a Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) utility survey.
According to a notice that was released by the Kenya Railways Managing Director, the closure is part of the design and planning process of the New Nairobi Central Railway Station, a component of the Nairobi Railway City Project. The station said the terminus will be temporarily closed on September 24, from 0600hrs to 1800hrs.
“This is to carry out a comprehensive Ground Penetration Radar Utility Survey at the Railways Matatu Terminus and the Easy Coach Park,” the notice read.
“The exercise is part of the design and planning process of the new Nairobi Central Railway Station and Public Realm,” it read adding that it is also a component of the Nairobi Railway City Project.
It further said matatus from Ngong Road and Valley Road will pick up and drop off citizens at Green Park. Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) from Lang’ata Road and Mombasa Road will pick up and drop off passengers at Agip Bus Bay, opposite Posta City Square, as well as the street between Neno Evangelism Church and Shell Petrol Station, off Haile Selassie Avenue.
The Kenyan Government is focused on the redevelopment of the Nairobi Central Railway station and its surrounding areas into a multimodal, transit-oriented, and urban development project under the name ‘The Nairobi Railway City’.
The scope of the project will include the construction of a pedestrian footbridge across the Nairobi railway yard, a new Nairobi Central Railway station, and a public square. The project will also cover works related to hoarding and securing the railway station and public park site, as well as detailed drainage upgrades within the Nairobi railway yard.
Expected to be completed in 2030, the Nairobi Railway City project will be developed in phases. This project is financially supported by the UK and Kenya governments.