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Abuja-Kaduna rail service to be re-opened on Dec 5- FG reveals

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The Federal Government has announced that services along the Abuja–Kaduna rail corridor would resume on December 5.

It will be recalled that Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) had on March 29, 2022, suspended train service along the route after terrorists attacked a Kaduna-bound train in Katar, Kaduna State, on March 28, 2022, killing several and abducting scores of passengers.

But on Thursday, the Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, said all was set for the resumption of the services.

Okhiria advised passengers wishing to utilise the service to commence an update of their mobile app from December 3, to enable them successfully book for the ride.

He said the services will commence with two train rides from Abuja to Kaduna and vice versa.

“AK 1 will depart Idu station at 9:45 a.m. and arrive at Rigasa Station at 11:53 a.m.

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

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

”And KA 4 will depart Rigasa at 2:00 p.m. and arrive at Idu Station at 4:07 p.m.”, Okhiria said.

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