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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Apprehension As Minna-Kaduna Train Engine ‘Disappears’

Train commuters in Minna have been stranded for weeks now following the delay in repairs of the locomotive engine of the mass transit train (MTT),that usually plies  Minna to Kaduna route.

The stranded passengers who spoke in an interview yesterday in Minna,  appealed to the Nigeria Railway Corporation to hasten the repair as investigation revealed that the engine was taken to Lagos for repair but has been  unusually delayed
Findings revealed that the delay was making the commuters to entertain the fear that the engine may not be returned again and the Minna –Kaduna route may be cancelled  in MTT schedule .
The cross section of train passengers who were at Minna railway station to board the train to Kaduna expressed dismay that the train schedule from Minna to Kaduna was no longer there.
They appealed to the corporation not to cancel the route that has over 5 decades history of being one of the most operational routes in north-western district of the railway corporation.
They said the federal government should  intervene in ensuring  the  return of the train services to the route that  operates on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from Minna to Kaduna with large volume of commuters.
When contacted, the district manager of the corporation could not be reached but an official of the corporation who preferred anonymity, assured that “the said engine was truly undergoing repair  and would soon be returned.”
Moreover,  he said the route cannot be cancelled when the corporation is trying to expand its operations.