Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) on Tuesday morning, 27th April conducted a test run on the Green Park terminus in Nairobi.
All PSVs that were approaching CBD from Ngong Road and Uhuru Highway between 6 am and 9 am were terminating their trips at the park and exiting through Uhuru Park.
According to NMS transport Engineer, Michael Ochieng’ who was at the site said that the dry run test was to identify and sort out challenges that may arise before the official launch next month.
“We are looking to check the safety features even for the disabled, pregnant women, and others who may not be able to make it to town. We have also organized with the Kenya Railways that will provide commuter buses to town free of charge,” Ochieng’ said.
Green Park Terminus, an ultra-modern terminal is digitally operated. It hosts a Police Station, Level 2 Hospital, restaurant, supermarket, taxi / boda boda bay, service bay for vehicles that break down.
The Non-Motorised Transport, NMT system in place offers options for cyclists and pedestrians to access CBD, the walkways and cycleways are extended outside the terminus.
Once launched the Nairobi Green Park Bus Terminus (former Lunar Park) is set to solve the traffic problem within the Nairobi CBD.