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Lagos-Kano train service to begin full operation August 13

The train will leave Lagos on Friday evening and arrive in Kano on Sunday morning.

• August 8, 2021

The Lagos-Kano train service is to resume operation from Friday, August 13, the regional district manager of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Ismail Adebiyi, said on Sunday.

The train would leave Lagos on Friday evening and arrive in Kano on Sunday morning, he said.

Mr Adebiyi also said that plans have been concluded to restart the Kaduna to Kafanchan and Kaduna to Kano train service before the end of August.

He added that it would rehabilitate 100 wagons to further strengthen the rail sector within the next two months.

He explained that 21 of the rehabilitated wagons would be used in the northern district of the rail service comprising Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina and Zamfara States.

He said the Kano to Nguru, Yobe train service was still active and that plans were at an advanced stage to enhance the traffic on the route by returning coaches that were dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The regional district manager said the Minna-Kaduna rail mass transit had also been active for the past one month and that patronage was increasing on every trip. The service runs on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.

The train leaves Minna at 7:00 a.m. and leaves Kaduna at about 2:30 p.m.

He added that since most of the routes were on a narrow gauge, the corporation would strengthen its maintenance work to ensure hitch-free operations

Mr Adebiyi stressed that the corporation had strengthened its collaboration with key security agencies and other relevant stakeholders to address vandalism on railway properties.

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