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Train services on Port Harcourt-Aba route to commence by end of March – FG 

The Federal Government announced on Saturday that the train services on the Port Harcourt to Aba route are expected to begin by the end of March.  

The announcement was made by Mr Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), during his visit to Port Harcourt for a test run of the recently reconstructed Eastern Narrow Gauge Rail line.  

Okhiria highlighted that workers are in the final stages of preparing the tracks, aiming to ensure the readiness for comprehensive train operations within the coming month.  

He shared his optimism about the contractor finishing the track ‘tampering’ process within the next two weeks, which is in anticipation of restarting train services within the projected three-week period. 

Additionally, Okhiria mentioned that the project’s design team has initiated the process of designing a railway track that would link the Port Harcourt-Aba railroad line with the Onne seaport.  

He elaborated that the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has started to work in collaboration with the terminal manager of the port and top engineers to guarantee the seamless execution of the project. 

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