Nairobi airport rail link

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Nairobi Airport Rail Link
Type Airport rail link
Status Planning
Locale Nairobi
Stations TBD - includes new station Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and existing Nairobi Railway Station
Line length approximately 17 km (11 mi)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

The Nairobi airport rail link is an infrastructure project in Nairobi, in Kenya.

The government of Kenya has proposed a rapid rail connection between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and central Nairobi.[1] As of October 2010, construction was under way, and tenders had been awarded.[2] The project costs 800 million shillings ($US9.13m), and involves 2 km of new rail to connect to the existing railway at Embakasi[3]


The line will likely begin at the existing Nairobi Railway Station along an existing line to and a 2 km extension to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

There are number of stations and stops along the current rail route to Embakasi:

Both Makadara and Embakasi stations will be rebuilt for airport link and all other stops either removed or rebuilt.

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  1. ^ " Kenya: Traffic Jams a Headache for Planners as City Residents Lose". 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: - KBC News". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  3. ^ "NAIROBI AIRPORT LINK". Railways Africa. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 

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