In a bid to revamp the National Train Service, the FG under the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu has acquired new trains for the Lagos-Kano rail service.
The trains which will run on existing rail tracks will have stops at Ibadan, Osogbo, Offa, Ilorin, Mokwa, Minna, Kaduna, Zaria then Kano.
The last stop for the rail service is designed to be Maiduguri but that will be implemented much Later. No time frame was been announced for the recommencement of this project but reports say it should start sometime this year.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that express services will soon commence on the Kano-Lagos narrow gauge.
The disclosure regarding the restoration of train service operations on the Kano-Lagos narrow gauge was made in a post by the NRC on its official X handle last Saturday.
“Kano-Lagos train services to commence operation soon,” the post read.
In addition to the above text, the NRC’s post on X also included a short video footage of a locomotive undergoing a test-run on the tracks.
In another related tweet, NRC noted that major repairs have been completed on the damaged portions of the Kano-Lagos narrow gauge, further affirming the imminent restoration of express train services on the route.
Test-running of the Train after major repairs that have been carried out on the damaged portions of the rail tracks.
“The narrow-gauge Train services will be fully back in operation for the benefit of the Nigerian masses and easy transportation of goods and services in the country,” the tweet read.