The Federal Capital Territory Administration for Abuja Train Services has approved the fares for train from one point to the other.
The fares will take effect from Monday, August 13, 2018.
The announcement signaled the end of the one month commercial free ride enjoyed by the public.
The Secretary, Transportation Secretariat, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, announced the fare.
According to the Assistant Director, Information, Transportation Secretariat, Ifeanyi Ughamadu, in a statement he issued, the fares are: Abuja Metro to and from the Airport Station: Adults – N1000, Children and physically challenged – N700.00 and Abuja Metro to and from Idu Station, and Idu Station to and from Airport Station: Adults – N500, Children and physically challenged – N300.
He said the trip specific ticket purchases would be done electronically at the Departure Lounge of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and at all operating stations viz: Abuja Metro, Idu and Airport stations from ticket dispensing kiosks, ticketers and provided POS machines.
Payment verification system, it was announced, would also be provided at all the stations to control and count passengers after payment have been made.
Opeifa, in the statement, expressed his appreciation to residents of the Federal Capital Territory and visitors who patronised the train services during the one month free 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.
Many Federal Capital Territory residents, visitors and tourists alike utilised the opportunity to savour the beauty of the train services.
The administration enjoined the public to cooperate with it for the payment innovation being deployed for the train services in the Federal Capital Territory.
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