The Abuja-Kaduna trains service has received a boost with the arrival of 10 new coaches and two locomotives to be deployed by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in January.
A source in Abuja said that the new locomotives and coaches had been installed for test run ahead of their inauguration on January 15. Confirming the arrival of the coaches and locomotives on Thursday in Abuja, the Station Manager, Idu Train Station, Mr Victor Adamu, said that the new coaches and locomotives had been installed at Idu.
Adamu said that NRC would deploy them immediately after their inauguration, adding that preparations were already on for the ceremony.
According to him, the station expected the additional coaches and locomotives earlier, but could not receive them for logistic reasons. “I am happy to let you know that the new coaches and locomotives have arrived here in Idu and have been installed awaiting inauguration.
“One locomotive and five coaches would be installed at Rigasa Station, while another one will be here in Idu so that our teaming passengers can enjoy the convenience.
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