Abuja-Kaduna Train Resumes Operations Today After 251 Days Shutdown Due To Terrorist Attack

The Abuja-Kubwa-Kaduna rail line vibrated into life today, after 251 days of idleness.

Operations were stopped on March 28 after terrorists struck the train and abducted some passengers while more than 20 were killed.

According to the Kubwa Station Manager, certain security features have been install at the station and on board the coaches, to prevent any attack on the train and passengers.

One of the measures, is the requirement of National Identification Number (NIN) and phone number before a ticket can be purchased.
Any prospective passenger, whose details do not match, will not be issued ticket.

To avoid across the counter crowd, the management has opened a ticketing App, that will enable passengers fill in their bio-data, print out their tickets and proceed to the departure lounge after being screened.

Another development, is slight fare adjustments; N9,000 for 24-seater Executive Coach;
Business class is N6,500;
Standard coaches is N3,600 and minors are expected to pay N3,000.

Before the March attack, Executive was N7,000; Business class N5,000; Standard  N2,600 to N3,000 while N1,500 was collected for minor.

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