An adjustment to the take-off time schedule for its last two trains from Idu (Abuja) to Rigasa (Kaduna) and vice versa has been announced by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
According to Mr. Pascal Nnorli, the Manager, Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS), in a communication with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, 9 December 2022, the adjustments were to ensure early arrival of the trains to their destinations.
According to Nnorli, the trains will now depart 30 minutes earlier than its previous take-off time.
He said, “The AK3 from Idu(Abuja) which takes off at 3:30pm to arrive Rigasa(Kaduna) at 5:38pm, will now leave at 3:00 p.m., to arrive at 5:08pm.
“Also KA4 train of 2:00 p.m. from Rigasa(Kaduna) will now depart from Rigasa at 1:30 p.m. and arrive at Idu(Abuja) at 3:37 p.m. instead of 4:07 p.m.”
According to the manager, the amendment will take effect from Dec. 12.
Nnorli, however, reiterated the commitment of the corporation to ensure safety of its passengers and properties onboard its trains at all times .
NAN reports that the NRC resumed services along the Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor on Dec.5 after over eight months of non operation.