The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that the Lagos-Kano train service will resume operation on Friday, August 13, 2021.
Mr Ismail Adebiyi, Regional District Manager, Northern District of the Nigerian Railway Corporation disclosed in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Sunday.
According to him, the train will leave Lagos on Friday evening and arrive in Kano on Sunday morning.
Adebiyi said also that the corporation had concluded plans to restart the Kaduna to Kafanchan and Kaduna to Kano train service before the end of August.
He added that it would rehabilitate 100 wagons to further strengthen the rail sector within the next two months. Also, that 21 of the rehabilitated wagons would be used in the north (Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina and Zamfara).
Meanwhile, he added that since most of the routes were on narrow gauge, the corporation would strengthen its maintenance work to ensure hitch-free operations
Adebiyi stressed that the corporation had strengthened its collaboration with key security agencies and other relevant stakeholders to address vandalism on Railway properties.
Thereafter, he commended the Federal Government for boosting rail service and enjoined Nigerians to take advantage of the new posture.