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Trains to the rescue amid matatu strike jitters

Morning commuters flocked to train stations on Thursday even as public service vehicles resumed operations on most city roads.

Most commuters were worried of a repeat of Wednesday crippling matatu strike and opted for a more assured means of transport.

The commuter trains were overcrowded on all routes on Thursday morning despite the operator, Rift Valley Railways (RVR), increasing the number of trains.

Commuters stampeded on each other as they scrambled to get space in the town bound trains from Eastlands.

Both the 7am and 8am trains were full to capacity by the time they got to Dandora and Mutindwa.

Scores of commuters  hanged on the doors as others climbed on top of the wagons just to make it to work on time.

RVR begun running extra commuter trains beginning Wednesday evening to cushion city commuters from the matatu strike.

Matatu operators blocked major roads in the city on Wednesday morning to protest increased parking fees.