Transportation Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kayode Opeifa, has announced fares as approved by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for Abuja Train Services from one point of the stations to the other with effect from Monday, 13th August, 2018, signalling the end of one-month commercial free ride.
According to the announcement, Abuja Metro to and from the airport station costs N1000 for adults while same costs N700 for children and physically challenged.Abuja Metro to and from Idu Station, and Idu Station to and from airport station costs N500 for adults and N300 for children and physically challenged.
According to Opeifa, trip specific ticket purchases will be done electronically at the departure lounge of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) and at all their operating stations, including: Abuja Metro, Idu and airport stations from ticket dispensing kiosks, ticketers and provided POS machines.
Opeifa further informed that payment verification system is also provided at all the stations to control and count passengers after payments have been made. The transportation secretary also appreciated residents of the Federal Capital Territory and visitors who patronised the train services during the one-month free train ride services provided by the administration to commute through Metro- Idu- and Airport Stations of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Services.
The Administration had announced the commencement of one-month free train services a day after the commissioning of the project on the 12th of July, 2018. LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that many FCT residents, visitors and tourists alike utilised the opportunity to savour the beauties of the train services.
However, FCTA enjoins the public to cooperate with it for the payment innovations being deployed for the train services in the Federal Capital Territory.