Nairobi Light Rail Transit (Lrt)







Infraco Kenya RailwayCorporation

cost of works

€ 380 Millions

scope of works

Preliminary Design for P.P.P.Tender


Nairobi is a city of over 5 million inhabitants, where vehicular traffic suffer from heavy congestion at all hours of the day.  Its airport, located 20 km from the city center, is the largest in East and Central Africa.

The airport shall serve as junction for many tourist destinations in Africa, well as accommodate the flow generated by the offices of the United Nations (UN) that has, in Nairobi, the headquarters for the entire East Africa.

The project will expand social and economic opportunities for all residents, introducing modest efficient equipment and reducing congestion in and around Nairobi.

Once the commuter rail project will completed it is expected to carry up to 100.000 passengers day-travelling between international airport and Nairobi’s central business district could take as little as 17 minutes at frequencies as big as every 30 minutes.


Sintagma’s activities concerned the final and detailed design of work that included

The project included 4 key lines through:

  • the rehabilitation of approximately 60 km according to a model of Light Train Transit (LRT);
  • the old existing rail system within Nairobi and the construction of new track (about 7km) to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA);
  • the project also involved a new signalling system, rehabilitation of existing stations, construction of 13 new stations and other facilities along the network;
  • it is also provided a second stage of expansion of the system to reach the suburbs around the city, until reaching a total extension of the network of over 160km.