The Warri-Itakpe Train Service (WITS), hitherto grounded after a derailment, will resume operation from Monday 24 April 2023.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) recalls the only train operating the WITS route derailed at km 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track in January.
While there were no fatality nor casualty as a result of the derailment, since the incident, daily activities at the WITS route have been grounded.
The Station Manager, Helma Sani, who confirmed resumption of activities on the route, said: “We are resuming operations on Monday 24th of April 2023”.
Sani disclosed that resumption of activities along the route followed repair works carried out on the affected tracks. He also disclosed that locomotives operating the route were serviced; hence, the delay in resumption.
Meanwhile, the Station Manager was silent if on-line train ticketing system has been deployed for the WITS route.
The board and management of NRC had disclosed the on-line train ticketing system would soon be deployed for the route.
The disclosure was made through the Deputy Director, Public Relations of NRC, Malam Mahmood Yakubu.
“We are bracing up to deploy the on-line train ticketing system on LITS and WITS routes soon, with far reaching arrangement being concluded for hitch-free deployment of the technology,” Yakubu had earlier said.
However, on the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS), passengers have been enjoying the on-line electronic train ticketing system seamlessly, for quite some time now.