Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday assured passengers plying the Abuja-Kaduna rail line that more trains would soon be added to the route.
He said this as he was taking delivery of trains built for Nigeria in China.
Amaechi said that the trains built by a Chinese firm, CRRC include two-motored cars and four locomotive trains.
He said that the trains would soon be in Nigeria.
Speaking on the distribution of the trains, Amaechi said, the trains would service the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines.
He said, “Yesterday, I test-ran and took delivery of more trains in China to service the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines. For those complaining that the trains are not enough, especially for the Abuja-Kaduna route, we heard your cries, the trains are coming!”
“The first batch of new trains built for us by CRRC- two motored cars and four Locomotives. I have taken delivery and they would soon be in Nigeria. Work is ongoing on the 2nd batch of trains. The plan is to connect and unite the entire country by rail.”