Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down again 2 months after Amaechi begs Nigerians


A passenger train has once again suffered mechanical failure along Abuja-Kaduna tracks

The train on the morning schedule from Kaduna to Abuja developed a fault within its morning route

 There have been a number of cases of faults on trains plying the route from the northern commercial hub to the nation’s capital

A locomotive train that took off from Kaduna state and heading to Abuja, broke down again, this time around Akere, a rural area on Sunday, January 3.

In a report by Daily Trust, the Abuja-Kaduna train broke down as it returned from Kaduna during its morning schedule from Rigasa, Kaduna to Idu, Abuja.

It was reported that engineers of the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) battled to fix it for over three hours.

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The incident was confirmed by Victor Adamu, the operations manager, Abuja-Kaduna train service. According to him, the fault was a minor issue that has already been fixed.

It was gathered that the train has broken down severally in the past leaving passengers stranded, disrupting their travel plans, and also exposing them to undue security risks.

Less than three months ago a new train from China broke down. As a result of this, the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, apologised to Nigerians.

The breakdown on the Abuja-Kaduna rail locomotives occurred between November 18 and 20. Amaechi made the plea at the Moniya rail station during the routine inspection of the rail project in Ibadan.

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According to him, it is too early for such breakdown to occur and it will be better for the old locomotives to be installed if this is how it will continue to play out.

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