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Federal Government Announces Resumption Date For Abuja–Kaduna Train Service


The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Thursday announced the resumption date for the Abuja-Kaduna train service.

Naija News gathered that the train service would resume on the 5th of December, 2022.

The announcement was made by the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, on Thursday.

According to Okhiria, all is set for the resumption of the services.


Okhiria, however, advised passengers that desire to travel through the service to commence updating their mobile app from December 3, to enable them to successfully book the ride.

He further stated that the services will commence with two train rides from Abuja-Kaduna and vice-versa.

Okhiria said, “AK 1 will depart Idu Station at 9:45 am and arrive at Rigasa Station at 11:53 am.


“KA 2 will depart Rigasa at 8:00 am and arrive at Idu station at 10:17 am.

“AK 3 will depart Idu Station at 3:30 pm and arrive at Rigasa Station at 5:38 pm.

”And KA 4 will depart Rigasa at 2 pm and arrive at Idu Station at 4:07 pm.”


He assured passengers of the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure the safety of lives and properties on board its train at all times.

Recall that the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, during the test run of the train on Sunday directed that Nigerians without a National Identification Number would not be allowed to board the train.

Sambo disclosed that the security measures to be put in place before the commencement of services were 90 per cent completed.


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