Abuja to Kaduna Train Transport Are 90 Percent Ready to Resume

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The Abuja-Kaduna railway has proven to be a remarkable success, having transported nearly 6.57 million passengers over the last seven years.

This railway, constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, marks Nigeria’s first modern railway and represents the inaugural application of Chinese standards in the country’s rail infrastructure.

The railway has greatly enhanced the investment climate and facilitated trade and travel between Abuja and Kaduna, contributing to economic development along the route.

It has effectively connected Kaduna with the development activities of the capital region, creating numerous job opportunities directly and indirectly.

Additionally, the railway has facilitated the transfer of railway expertise, fostering a pool of professionals to support Nigeria’s railway modernization and sustainable development.

As per the schedule provided by the Nigerian Railway Corporation, the Abuja-Kaduna train service operates regularly.

The journey typically takes between 2.75 to 3 hours, with ticket prices ranging from $6 to $12, offering an affordable and efficient mode of transportation.

Abuja to Kaduna Train Transport Are 90 Percent Ready to Resume

Federal Government of Nigeria has extend the resumption of abuja to kaduna rail services, Says they are 90 percent ready to resume work very soon.

Abuja to Kaduna Train Transport Are 90 Percent Ready to Resume

Abuja to Kaduna To Resume Services Very Soon

Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, the Minister of Transportation, told journalists this on Sunday, November 27 at the Rigasa train Terminal in Kaduna. This was right after he had inspected the Abuja, Idu train station and the Rigasa, Kaduna Terminal for a short time.

He said that some safety steps have been taken to protect the lives and property of people riding the Abuja-Kaduna train.

He said that the number of daily trips would be cut, and that everyone would have to use their National Identity Number as part of plans to keep passengers safe.

He also said that the Ministry, along with the NRC and other groups, would start making profiles of everyone who signed up for a train ticket. More security staff and high-tech security equipment would also be used to make the trains safer.

Sambo said, “I think we are 90% ready to do what we set out to do. I’m sure that the last 10% will be done in the next few days so that all train services can start up again.

“I can assure Nigerians that the train is safe because I’ll be taking it myself, and some of my colleagues who live in Kaduna will also start taking it next week. This is the best proof that a person can give that this train is safe for Nigerians to use.”

“There is nothing at all to be afraid of, we’ve learned from what has happened, and life is all about learning lessons and acting on them. As a responsible government, we’ve learned from these lessons and come up with ways to deal with them. I’ve always said that I wouldn’t let this train go again until everyone in captivity was freed, and to God’s glory, I’ve done that.

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On 28 March 2022, an Abuja–Kaduna train was attacked in Katari, Kaduna State, Nigeria. As a result, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) stopped working along the route for a short time.

Around 7:45 p.m., bandits bombed an Abuja-Kaduna train, killing and injuring hundreds of passengers going north to Nigeria’s northwest. Some of the passengers were taken hostage, while others were killed or hurt.

About 970 people were on board, and a passenger who escaped the attack said that some of them may have been taken into the bush by marauding bandits who arrived on motorbikes with guns and other deadly weapons.

The train left the Idu station in Abuja at 6 pm and was supposed to arrive at the Rigasa station in Kaduna at 8 pm.

Eyewitnesses say that the train was bombed twice before the armed robbers started shooting at the people on board. In the attack, 62 passengers were taken away.

Alwan Ali-Hassan, who was the acting head of the Bank of Agriculture, was set free on April 6. Eleven people were set free on June 11th. On July 9, seven people were let off the ship. On July 25th, four people were set free.

On August 2, five people were let off the ship. On August 10, seven people were let out of jail. On August 19, four people were let off the ship. On Thursday, December 6, the last 23 passengers were let go.

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