PHOTOS: New Long City Shuttle Bus Excited Nairobi Yesterday

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PHOTOS: New Long City Shuttle Bus Excited Nairobi Yesterday
PHOTOS: New Long City Shuttle Bus Excited Nairobi Yesterday

Nairobi residents were yesterday delighted by a high capacity City Shuttle bus at Kencom stage.

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Many passersby pulled out their mobile phones to take pictures of the new bus, dubbed ‘City Max Transit Shuttle’. 

The bus has a length of approximately two 51-seater buses, and a capacity of 100 passengers (60 seated, 40 standing).

“These are the buses Evans Kidero (Nairobi Governor) and Michael Kamau were talking about, they will be transporting people into the CBD,” explained one of the residents.

PHOTOS: New Long City Shuttle Bus Excited Nairobi Yesterday

“Now they have decided to bring ‘Uber’ buses,” another excited resident was quoted by Citizen.

It is unclear what route the bus will be taking.

City Shuttle has always toyed with the idea of high capacity buses. In 2014, they reportedly bought Sonko’s old double decker bus and renovated it into a roadworthy psv.

They also unveiled another ‘semi high capacity’ bus last year.

Source- nairobiwire.com

Nairobi set for new transit buses in decongestion plan – Kidero

New mass transit buses will soon operate in Nairobi’s nine transport corridors, Governor Evans Kidero said.

Kidero said the county government was in talks with relevant stakeholders on how to start the programme.

“We shall start with Thika and Ngong road before we embark on Jogoo road all the way from Mama Lucy Hospital, and Kangundo road,” he said.

“We are building nine transport systems to accommodate the buses. We are carrying out a pilot operation to see how effective the system will be,.”

He spoke at Friends Church Maringo whose annual general conference he attended on Saturday.

Other routes include Limuru to Nairobi, Langata road, Nairobi to Machakos, Kinoo overpass and Nairobi to Ruiru.

Kidero said; “All we want is to de-congest traffic on the main roads. We cannot keep all the vehicles on the road just because everybody owns a car.”

Last week, City Shuttle bus services ran a test drive of one of the mass transit buses on Mombasa Road, through the city centre and to the Kencom bus terminus.

The bus boosted hope for thousands of commuters as the plan to introduce the mass rapid transportation system would translate to less or no traffic jams in the capital.

It will carry 62 sitting and 70 standing passenger on every trip.

Source-https://www.the-star.co.ke/

 

PHOTOS: New Long City Shuttle Bus Excited Nairobi Yesterday

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