Commercial services will resume for the Abuja Kaduna rail services on the 29th of this month.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi stated this while inspecting and commissioning new coaches deployed to the rail route, for better service delivery.
Mr. Amaechi said with the ten new coaches on ground, there will now be hourly train rides for commuters.
The Minister also told newsmen that the President had approved new fares of 3000 naira for those who would use the economy class and 6000 naira for those who would use the business class coaches.
On the rise on fares, he said it was well thought out as the trains would carry half their capacities due to Covid 19 pandemic, and was nothing compared to the rate of kidnapping on the rail corridor.
Mr. Amaechi added that the Lagos Ibadan rail construction work was still on course but was slowed down due to the reduction in the number of workers there.