Operations of the Accra to Tema railway line have commenced.
Passengers would be treated to a free ride from today [Tuesday] 29, 2019 for two weeks.
The train embarked on its first run today at an official ceremony.
Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Railway Company Limited, Dr. Michael Adjei Anyatei speaking at the ceremony said: “The resumption of the train to commute people from Accra to Tema is a bold step in decongesting the city by providing safer and cheaper means for people who come in and out of the city. As you know, the city has a resident population of about 1.9 million but during the day the number goes to about 4 million.”
After the free ride, passengers would be charged GH¢5.00 flat rate per passenger.
The 6 carriage train which has the capacity to carry 600 passengers will for the next 2 weeks offer free rides to passengers.
The train normally leaves Tema at 6:30 am through Asaprochona in Sakumono, then to Baatsona, Shangrila, Dzowulu, Achimota, Odo at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, then to Kantamanto in Accra.
The rehabilitation work which costs about GHc15 million was done by the engineers at the Ghana Railway Company Limited.