The federal government, yesterday, announced that the Abuja-Kaduna train service would resume on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi made this announcement during a test-run of the newly acquired coaches to be used on the corridor:
The train services which was suspended in March due to COVID-19 spread, will commence hourly operations on the corridor.
Amaechi also said that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the doubling of ticket costs on the rail route.
“We are being pressured to resume train services before the Sallah celebration.”
“President Buhari approved the reviewed fares as follows; economy N3000, business class N6000, we even proposed higher fares but the president approved that we should leave it at that.
“Most people using the train can afford to pay the fare and most people are of the opinion that it’s nothing compared to the risk of kidnappers on the road,” he said.