Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), a State Corporation mandated to provide commuter rail services in major cities in Kenya, along with InfraCo Africa, a donor-funded privately managed project development company, are jointly developing the Nairobi Commuter Rail Project. This Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project seeks to implement a reliable and efficient commuter rail service through the modernization and expansion of the existing railway system in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.
KRC and InfraCo Africa are seeking a consortium with an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) Contractor and an experienced operator. The EPC Contractor will provide the detailed engineering design of the commuter rail project, procure all components, including rolling stock, and build the rail system, and the Operator will be the contract operator for a longterm period after the commissioning of the commuter rail system. Phase 1 of the design build scope of work will include:
1. The rehabilitation and upgrading of track within the operating area of the commuter rail system comprising approximately 62 kilometers (km) of meter gauge railway, including the doubling of approximately 15 km of existing lines, and the construction of a new 6.5 km line connecting the existing mainline at Embakasi Station to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA);
2. Construction of new stations bridges and rehabilitation of existing ones;
3. Construction of maintenance and fueling depots;
4. Design, procurement and installation of new signaling, communication and train control systems, operating equipment including ticketing systems; and
5. Procurement of new rolling stock.