This study finds ground from the fact that railway infrastructure provide effective
transport and plays a significant role in enhancing and improving urban growth and urban
dynamics. Railway transport is the second most-used mode of transport after roads in
Kenya, for both freight and passenger traffic. It has been argued that improvement of this
mode of transport in Kenya would boost the economic performance of business
enterprises which would in turn contribute to social economic growth of the country.
Railway infrastructure encompasses different type of trains such as Mass Rapid Transit
System and Light Rail Transit, railway stations, and railroads. This infrastructure is
needed to provide services for a rapidly expanding Nairobi including significant growth in
satellite towns and areas outside the city periphery. Potential benefits of effective rail way
infrastructure include improved air quality, reduced travel costs, reduced traffic congestion
and economic savings in time and fuel. Connectivity in transport implies increased
pedestrian convenience, efficiency in freight transportation, reduced environmental
pollution, enhanced land use patterns and increased socio-economic opportunities of a
place. The study focuses on potential impact of railway infrastructure on improving
connectivity within Nairobi metropolitan, effect of policy and regulatory framework on
railway transport, and challenges affecting railway infrastructure in Kenya.
The sampling frame for the area of study comprised a number of institutions, users of
railway network, residents and the business community in Limuru town. Primary data will
be collected through survey of the study area, direct observation guides, personal
interviews schedules and structured questionnaires were among instruments used in data
collection exercise. This study underscores the need to evolve a plan that will provide a
framework for effective planning and management of railway infrastructure in the Nairobi
Metropolitan. It is strongly recommended that a comprehensive approach be employed in
the planning and management of railway infrastructure. This approach wins support as it
brings all stakeholders on board to plan and manage the rail infrastructure. In order to
achieve this it is necessary to initiate, develop and sustain public-private partnership,
railway infrastructure enhancement programmes and institutional capacity building.
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