Nairobi railway station
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Nairobi railway station is a railway station located in Nairobi, Kenya. The station is on the Uganda Railway, and runs services to Mombasa three times per week. There has, however, been suggestion that daily services will resume from around Easter 2010 for the first time since August 2004.
The station was built in 1899 and saw structural additions throughout the 20th century.
When the railway connection between Kenya and Tanzania closed in 2006, rail services ceased to operate between the two countries. A bus route, however, provides international transport between Nairobi and Arusha, and takes approximately 5 hours.
In 1971, the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation established the Nairobi Railway Museum to preserve and display the history of rail travel in East Africa. The museum is connected to the main line by rail, allowing steam excursions on restored locomotives.
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