In a statement, the corporation said that there a tree fell blocking the railway track at Nairobi West.
“There was some damage on the track. Our mechanical teams are already on site rectifying the issue. Apologies for the inconvenience caused,” KR wrote on Twitter.
At the same time, KR has informed commuters that there will a 15-minute increase in transit time on the Nairobi-Syokimau route following scheduled maintenance of the DMU trains.
“We wish to bring to your attention that due to scheduled maintanance of the DMUs, the normal commuter train will service the Nairobi-Syokimau route.”
The commute service provider regretted any inconveniences caused and stated that it would communicate once the services returned to normal.
The announcements came just days after commuters were left stranded due to lack of a train along the Dagoretti route for two days.
“Actually there was a train derailment at this particular line but our engineers and staff were working to sort out the issue,” the agency disclosed.
Although many train derailments are minor, all of them result in a temporary disruption of operations of the railway system.
Usually, the derailment of a train can be caused by a collision with another object, an operational error, the mechanical failure of tracks, such as broken rails, or the mechanical failure of the wheels.