Nigerian Railway Corporation announces plans for new train service connecting Port Harcourt to Aba

The Nigerian Railway Corporation announces plans for a new train service connecting Port Harcourt to Aba, following the completion of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Eastern-Narrow-Gauge Railway project.

Inspection and Announcement:

Managing Director, Freeborn Okhoria, shared the news after leading a management team inspection in Port Harcourt.

He highlighted the Ministry’s efforts to expedite operations on the Port Harcourt to Aba rail line.

Future Expansion Considerations:

Okhoria disclosed that discussions are underway about extending the rail line to Umuahia and Enugu once the Port Harcourt-Aba line becomes operational.

Pressure and Urgency:

Acknowledging the pressure on the Ministry and NRC, Okhoria emphasized the need for swift action to prevent potential deterioration of the track and vandalism.

Operational Preparations:

Okhoria detailed plans to fix point machines and collaborate closely to ensure a smooth initiation of operations, underscoring the importance of prompt action.

Timeline and Coordination:

Assuring the public, Okhoria pledged to establish a feasible timeline for project delivery, aiming to provide train rides from Port Harcourt to Aba soon, with potential extensions to Umuahia and Enugu.

In conclusion, the Nigerian Railway Corporation is actively working towards expanding its services, connecting key cities and fostering efficient transportation.

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