The Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA) has unveiled a schedule for a new Bus Rapid Transport system.
Under the new schedule, the buses will ferry passengers from various city estates to the CBD.
On Wednesday, NAMATA unveiled about 12 BRT buses were unveiled to ply five routes within Nairobi County. These are Ndovu Line, Simba Line, Chui Line, Kifaru Line, and Nyati Line.
Ndovu Line starts at Kangemi to Imara Daima and was assigned four BRT buses. Two buses will ferry passengers from Kangemi to Imara Daima and two will serve commuters from Imara Daima to Kangemi.
The first bus from Kangemi leaves at 6 am, stops at Westlands at 6:15 am, CBD at 6:30 am, Nairobi West at 6:45 am, NextGen Mall at 7 am, and Imara Daima at 7:15 am.
The second bus leaves Kangemi at 7 am, makes a stopover at Westlands at 7:15 am, CBD at 7:30 am, Nairobi West at 7:45 am, NextGen Mall at 8 am, and Imara Daima at 8:15 am.
The schedule for BRT buses from Imara Daima to Kangemi is as follows. The first bus departs at 6 am, stops at NextGen Mall at 6:15 am, Nairobi West at 6:30 am, CBD at 6:45 am, Westlands at 7 am, and Kangemi at 7:15 am.
The second bus commences its journey from Imara Daima at 7 am, stops at NextGen Mall at 7:15 am, Nairobi West at 7:30 am, CBD at 7:45 am, Westlands at 8 am, and Kangemi at 8:15 am.
Simba line runs from Bomas of Kenya through Blue Sky/TMall (Umoja) to Nairobi CBD then passes through Thika Road to Ruiru.
Chui Line starts at Njiru (Kasarani) to Showground (Kibera) and passes through Nairobi CBD.
Kifaru Line serves commuters from Mamam Lucy, passes through Donholm, CBD, TMall, Bomas, Karen, to Kikuyu.
Nyati Line links Ridgeways (Kiambu Road), Balozi (Allsops) to the Imara Daima estate.
NAMATA gazetted the schedules after the plan was approved by the government.