Train tracks and my wandering feet

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First and foremost, shout out to Marcoscarpa Ng for making me the most comfy sandals ever!

Had a really great time walking around in them. 🙂

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What started out as a casual walk to the ATM led to today’s wandering feet location.

I’d heard about the Kubwa Train Station from about mid last year. Even so, not that many people (me included) had ever been.

So after one ridiculously long ATM queue and a bike ride later, I found myself in Biaji, Kubwa.

Now to give you a proper picture to how I felt seeing the station, it would have to include a halo round the premises and a mass choir chorusing “aaaaaaahhhhh!!!”

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Yeah, that’s pretty much how I felt. I must say, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but boy, was I pleasantly surprised.

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Train rails and its tales

One major downer to my day trip to the station was that I was about 30 mins late getting there.

Regrettably, I didn’t get to see the train actually make its stop at the Kubwa terminal. However, I was really lucky to meet the super cool manager , Mr Sola who was really helpful in showing me around and answering my questions.

The Kubwa Station commenced operation in July of last year. It is a stopping point leading to or from the Idu terminus, also in Abuja.

It actually is the first in Nigeria to use standard gauge tracks. Approximately 55% of the lines in the world are standard gauges; they are high-speed lines. Presumably from 95 – 150 km/h.

Standard Train Tracks
Standard Train Tracks

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The views from this point were truly amazing so here a a few more photos 😀 .

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I had a pretty amazing time just checking out the station, I’m definitely doing a follow up post for when I actually take a ride on the train. 😀

What’s your take on trains making a come back as a means of transportation besides air and road travel?

Have you ridden in one recently?

Drop a comment in below and let’s share our thoughts on this.

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2 Comment

  1. Ebere says:

    I almost took a train to Kaduna from Lagos once. I chickened out. I think its cool trains are making a “comeback”

    1. Iwuese Ahua says:

      Loool. Actually planning to do Abuja to Kaduna soon. I’m pretty excited about it (probably cos it’s a short route). Hopefully they keep up with maintenance. It really is cool.

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