There was excitement at the Ujevwu Station of the Warri-Itakpe Train Service (WITS) as normal operations resume along the route on Monday.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports operations ceased after a train plying the route derailed in January, resulting in damage to the tracks.
“The service hereby informs the general public that Operation Schedule are as follows;
Departure time is 8am from Warri while Departure time from Itakpe is 2pm,” a statement by the service reads.
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Warri-Itakpe Train Service (WITS) journey timetable:
Warri – Itakpe : 8am
Itakpe – Warri : 2pm pic.twitter.com/ZSucSmAozS
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About 148 passengers and 38 crew members escaped death in the derailment incident of January. Many passengers reportedly abandoned the train for fear of being kidnapped.
The Station Manager, Helma Sani, disclosed operations were resuming along the route last week. He said, “We are resuming operation on Monday 24/4/2023”.