Train commuters appeal to NRC over repair of locomotive engine

Train commuters in Niger State have appealed to  the Nigeria Railway Corporation  (NRC), to expedite action on the repairs of the locomotive engine of Minna to Kaduna mass transit train.

The Nigerian Tribune gathered  that the engine was taken to Lagos at the instance of the national headquarters of the corporation for repairs.

A cross section of train passengers, who converged  on the  Minna railway terminus to board the train to Kaduna, indicated  that the train was no longer in operation as the engine for the  MTT to Kaduna is undergoing repairs in  Lagos.

The concerned train passengers in Minna, in an interview  on Wednesday,  told  the Nigerian Tribune that the coaches of the passenger train would also be taken to Zaria for another purpose.

The commuters, who would not want their names in the prints, expressed reservations  over the absence of the train.

They   appealed to the  Minna district of the corporation, the state and federal governments, to as a matter of urgency, intervene in ensuring the return of train services in  the state.

Prior to the  current  inactivity of passenger train in the state, they noted that passenger  trains  operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, from Minna to Kaduna, which has contributed to the socio-economic activities of the state.