Rail Transportation: NRC to resume Lagos-Kano train service Aug 13


The Lagos-Kano mass transit train service is set to resume operations from August 13, 2021.

The was disclosed by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), northern district regional manager Ismail Adebiyi in an interview with newsmen.

Adebiyi said the train will operate once a week to leave Lagos on Friday evening and arrive in Kano on Sunday morning.

For other train services in the country, Adebiyi said NRC has concluded plans to restart operations from Kaduna to Kafanchan; and Kaduna to Kano train service before the end of August.

He also said the corporation will rehabilitate 100 wagons to further strengthen the rail sector within the next two months.

Adebiyi further said that since most of the routes were on narrow gauge, NRC would strengthen its maintenance work to ensure hitch-free operations.

On vandalism of railway equipment, Adebiyi said the corporation has collaborated with key security agencies and other relevant stakeholders to address the menace.

He also commended the federal government for boosting rail service and asked Nigerians to take advantage of the transport system.

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