NRC Gears Up to Relaunch Kano-Lagos Express Train Service – MD11

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The Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Engineer Fidet Okheria, has revealed that the long-awaited Kano-Lagos Express Train Service is set to resume operations soon, signaling a new era in railway transportation in Nigeria.

In a statement issued on Saturday night in Abuja, Engineer Okheria disclosed that the NRC was gearing up for the relaunch of the Kano-Lagos express train service, known as the 2LL, following extensive refurbishment and successful test runs.

The statement highlighted that the Federal Government’s repair works on the damaged portions of the Minna-Kaduna-Kano Railway Tracks had been completed, with the NRC certifying their readiness for operation.

“In a series of test runs, the 2LL has been seen traversing the tracks from Kano to Minna with empty coaches, arriving at Minna Railway Station to the delight of onlookers. These tests serve to fine-tune the operations ahead of the eagerly anticipated return to service.

“The Federal Government’s repair works on the damaged portions of the Minna-Kaduna-Kano Railway Tracks have reached completion, with the NRC certifying their readiness. The train, upon its arrival, was welcomed by top management staff including Engineer Obafunso Suleimon, representative of the Railway District Manager, North Western District, and other officials, marking a significant milestone in the restoration process.

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“Passengers can expect a luxurious travel experience aboard the 2LL, which has received a full makeover. The coaches have been modernized with top-notch facilities aimed at providing comfort and style for travellers. The train’s overnight stay in Minna before proceeding to Lagos was part of the final preparations to assure the safety and reliability of the Minna-Lagos Railway Tracks,” Okheria stated.

“We are thrilled by the Federal Government’s commitment, as reflected in the efforts of the Honorable Minister of Transportation, Senator Said Alkali, and the NRC’s Managing Director, Engineer Fidet Okheria, to reinvigorate the railway system for the benefit of the Nigerian populace,” said Engineer Suleiman.

The NRC boss pointed out that the express train’s return was a testament to the government’s dedication to improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

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