Operation is set to resume on the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service line, that was bombed by terrorists on March 28, 2022 in Kaduna sequel to the reconnection of the line by the Nigeria Railway Corporation(NRC) .
The NRC stated in a Statement it released in Abuja yesterday that major track work on the rail line had been completed and that service would soon resume on the line.
The Railways said that in its concerted efforts at restoring the AKTS tracks corridor for resumption of service soonest, the major track components (concrete sleepers and rails) have been completely laid, while the south end of the tracks , which was destroyed by the explosion has been successfully joined with the north end.
NRC disclosed that track access between Abuja and Kaduna is now restored, while the technical team continues with other track stabilisation works including ballasting, temping, fastening of accessories (clips, bolts and nuts) and welding.
It said that Loco 2502 which was involved in the accident (though not damaged) and trapped at the Rigasa end due to lack of route access had now crossed to the Idu end and taken to the workshop for proper examination and routine maintenance.
The Railways pointed out that the Abuja – Kaduna Train will resume with additional security measures , adding that passengers will however be required to provide their NIN registration for verification prior to purchasing train tickets for purpose of improving passenger profiling and safety onboard.