The Kaduna-Abuja train service has resumed passenger operations, nearly four months after services were stopped due to the nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The railway opened bookings for passenger services on Wednesday morning with four trains a day connecting Kaduna to Abuja. Railway health officials at the Rigasa Train station said that coaches and the premises have been decontaminated before the resumption of passenger service.
Passengers were also mandated to wash their hands with soap at the entry point, their luggages were decontaminated, while their body temperatures were screened before being allowed to move to the ticket point.
In line with social distancing guidelines, the number of passengers per couch has also been cut down by half while the railway management has made the wearing of face mask and use of hand sanitizers compulsory.