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Abuja-Kaduna Train Service To Resume Operations July 29 As FG Increases Fares (PHOTOS)

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The federal government has said the Abuja-Kaduna railway services will resume operations from next week which is 29th July 2020.

Abuja Kaduna Railway

The Abuja-Kaduna train service suspended in the wake of restriction of movement order by the Federal Government would resume operations on Wednesday, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has said.

Amaechi who announced this on his official Twitter handle @ChibuikeAmaechi however said in compliance with safety protocols against COVID-19, passengers must arrive the train stations at least one hour ahead of departure.

He said: “Our esteemed passengers are advised to arrive at least an hour early to our train stations before the scheduled train take-off time.

Amaechi said there would be hourly train rides for commuters upon resumption as 10 new coaches have been added to the route.

He also said that passengers in economy class will now pay N3,000 for trips between Abuja and Kaduna, while those in executive class will pay N6,000.

Abuja Kaduna Railway

Ameachi, however, said the federal government’s approval of the new fares is not aimed at making profits but to keep rail services active.

“This is in order to comply with our new sets of protocol as regards the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus and also strictly adhere to the compliance of all the Federal Government COVID-19 prevention guidelines which includes: the use of face masks, use of personal hand sanitisers and the observance of social distancing.”

He further disclosed the government would be deploying more coaches to the route, which he said would help ameliorate the headache of boarding experienced by passengers of the over-subscribed train service.


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