Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has commenced Sunday operations with 512 passengers on a round trip with 192 passengers from Abuja to Kaduna and 320 back.
Mr Victor Adamu, the Operations Manager of the station told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him, the Sunday operation was successful based on the good and sizeable turn out of passengers.
“The train service took off at 12p.m. from Idu station and left Rigasa by 4p.m., we have 192 passengers from Abuja, and we are using the four coaches, three economies and one business class.
“Sunday was used for maintenance of the coaches but there was a public demand that there should be train service on Sunday which was approved by the management.
“The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, asked NRC to commence operations on Sunday immediately to ease movement of passengers from the airport in Kaduna back to Abuja,” he said.
NAN recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had inaugurated the Abuja-Kaduna commercial train operation in July 26, 2016. (NAN)