Sunday, 23 February

Nsawam: Train derails during test run

General News

An Nsawam-bound train from Accra derailed on Thursday, 12 September 2019 during its test run to pave the way for the reopening of the track.

Refurbishment works on the track were completed recently and, as part of efforts to ensure that the track is fit for full operations, the Ghana Railway Company has been embarking on a series of test runs.
Thursday’s trip formed part of the test runs.

The train, after successful stops at Odawna, Achimota, Dome and Amasaman, went off the rail lines at Kotoku near Nsawam.

Engineers from the Ghana Railway Company Limited who were aboard the train, fixed the challenge.

The Traffic Manager of the Ghana Railway Company Limited, Comfort Awinya, told journalists aboard the train that the incident was a minor one and that the test run was meant to resolve such challenges.

She assured the public that the challenges will be fully addressed before the train goes commercial.