Residents of Athi River will as from today have a chance to enjoy rides in the newly launched Commuter Rail System. Kenya Railways Corporation over the weekend announced that the commuter train will commence operations on Monday to Athi River as it also released the train schedule and the payment fees. Commuters will pay a fare of Sh80 from Athi River to the Nairobi Central Station. According to the schedule, the train will depart Athi River every day in the morning at 6:00 am making its first stop at Mlolongo (6:19 am), Imara Daima (6:52am) and Makadara (7:06am) before reaching the CBD at 7:23am. In the evening, the train departs the Nairobi Central Station at 5:50pm, stopping at Makadara at 6:05pm, Imara Daima (6:19pm), Mlolongo (6:52pm) and terminates at Athi River at 7:13pm. Commuters from the CBD will pay Sh 50 if they disembark at Makadara, Sh50 at Imara Daima, Sh60 at Mlolongo and Sh80 for Athi River. At the Makadara Station, those heading to CBD and Imara Daima will pay Sh50 while those alighting at Imara Daima and Athi River will pay Sh60 and Sh80 respectively. It will cost Sh50 for commuters at Imara Daima to reach Makadara, Nairobi Central and Mlolongo Stations using the trains while going to Athi River will cost Sh60. At the Mlolongo Station, Sh60 will be paid for those heading to Imara Daima, Makadara and CBD stations and Sh50 for those alighting at Athi River. From Athi River station, it will cost Sh50 to go to Mlolongo, Sh60 to Imara Daima and Sh80 to Makadara and Nairobi Central stations. The city\u2019s commuter rail service was introduced in May 1992 in response to a series of strikes by PSVs. With time, the demand plummeted due to poor management. However, two weeks ago President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Nairobi Commuter Rail Services, which targets three million travellers a month compared to the current 1.2 million. Kenya Railways targets a daily commute to the CBD of 1.5 million people. Last week, the authorities released the official Nairobi Commuter Train complete schedule, having trains operating on a fixed daily schedule across Nairobi, at a fixed cost of Sh100. The train services cover the Nairobi-Imara Daima-Syokimau route, the Nairobi-Githurai-Mwiki-Kahawa\u2013Ruiru route, the Nairobi-Embakasi route and the Nairobi-Kibera\u2013Kikuyu route. Uhuru also announced that the commuter rail services will be extended to JKIA in 2021.