Passenger services on the Takoradi-Sekondi railway line will recommence soon after it was halted for over five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Monday, October 19, 2020, passenger service on the line will resume, according to a statement from the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL).
The statement, signed by the Acting Traffic Manager of the company, Comfort Awinya, said, “Management of Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) wishes to inform the general public that the passenger service on the Takoradi to Sekondi via Kojokrom railway line which was suspended on 24th March, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID 19 is scheduled to resume on Monday 19th October, 2020.”
The decision to resume operations “was after a successful test run conducted by GRCL and a joint test run with Ghana Railway Development Authority, the regulator”.
The line, according to the Railway company, is “certified”, “comfortable and safe” for passenger use.
The Sekondi to Takoradi railway forms part of the Western railway line.
The Western Rail Line runs from the Takoradi Port to Kumasi with a branch line from Dunkwa to Awaso.
It is a total of 339 kilometers.