President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Abuja-Kaduna commercial train operation.
After series of postponements, the President on Tuesday flagged off the commencement of full commercial operations of the rail project.
The modernisation phase of the project commenced with the signing of the contract for the construction of Abuja (Idu) to Kaduna (Rigasa) rail line in 2009.
Buhari said the new rail line would significantly enhance and provide affordable and safe movement of passengers and freight between the Federal Capital Territory and Kaduna State.
He noted that the train operation would also serve as a major catalyst for industrialisation and generation of employment.
Senior government officials were at the inauguration.