Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) on Tuesday morning began a dry run of the newly built terminus, Green Park Terminus.
The test means vehicles operating at Nairobi’s Railways Bus Terminus are required to terminate and pick passengers at Green Park Terminus without entering the Central Business District (CBD).
In a notice dated Monday, April 26, NMS said the test would run for three hours. After that, normal Public Service Vehicles (PSV) pick up and drop off operations will continue from the Nairobi Railway Station frontage until further notice.
“This notice, therefore, informs the general public that all PSV vehicles operating from the Nairobi Railway Station Frontage will do a test run dropping passengers at the Green Park Terminal (former Lunar Park) on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, between 6:00am and 9:00am,” read part of the notice.
The construction of the terminus kicked off last year, and it is expected to ease traffic congestion in Kenya’s capital.
NMS also noted that the terminus is nearing completion and is being assessed by stakeholders ahead of its commission.
An integrated electronic system will be launched in the new terminus to be used by passenger vehicles and commuters, said NMS Director Major General Mohammed Badi.
“The digital platform will notify matatu (passenger vehicles) owners when PSVs can make their way to the terminus and when commuters can be picked and dropped off,” General Badi said.
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