The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday said the Abuja-Kaduna rail service would resume on Wednesday.
Amaechi stated this on Saturday during a test run on 10 new coaches recently deployed on the route.
According to him, there has been pressure from several quarters to resume the railway service before Sallah with all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in place.
The minister, who spoke through his media office, said, “We will resume the Abuja-Kaduna train service on Wednesday, July 29.”
On the fare, Amaechi said after due considerations, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), agreed that changes should be made.
He added that economy and business class had been reviewed to N3,000 and N6,000, respectively, because of the reduced number of passengers that would be on the train.
The minister, earlier, stated that passengers flouting the regulations would not be allowed on the trains.