Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has announced that it will conduct another test run at the newly built bus terminus, Green Park.
In a Gazette Notice Dated May 26, the test run would be on Friday, May 28, from 4pm to 8pm, meaning vehicles operating at Nairobi’s Railways Bus Terminus will be denied access to the Central Business District (CBD) during the period.
“Notice is hereby given to the General Public that all PSV vehicles operating from Nairobi Railway Station Frontage will do a test run of dropping and picking passengers at the Green park Terminal (former Lunar Park). Thereafter, normal PSV pick up and drop off operations will continue from the Nairobi Railway Station frontage until further notice,” Director General Mohamed Badi announced.
The government of Kenya has embarked on construction of Bus terminuses to de-congest the city’s roads. Whereas Green Park is nearing completion, construction of other four termini is ongoing and the plan to begin the fifth one is offing.
NMS conducted the first run at Green Park on Tuesday, April 27, from 6am to 9 am. However, the exercise led to untold traffic snarl-up in the major roads leading to the city.
NMS Transport Director Engineer Michael Ochieng said the challenges experienced during the first test run would be solved by restructuring common exits and re-analysing how commuters would connect to walkways to CBD.
Today is just the beginning but we want to ensure that the operation of the terminus is safe, works well and addresses the concerns of commuters and matatu operators to give them better service,” Ochieng said on April 27.