An Accra-Nsawam bound train suffered what the technical team from the Ghana Railway Company Limited described as a minor incident on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
The train was embarking on one of its test runs to pave way for the reopening of the rail line.
Rehabilitation works on the 40km route was completed recently and as part of efforts to ensure that the track is fit for full operations, the Ghana Railway Company embarked on series of test runs. The trip on Thursday formed part of one of the runs.
The train operated smoothly until it slightly went off track at a section at Kotoku. Kotoku is a community close to Nsawam.
The train had made successful stops at Odaw, Achimota, Dome, Amasaman before it experienced the minor incident at around 12:30pm
Engineers from the Ghana Railway Company Limited were onboard to address the challenge.
The problem was resolved and the train was back on track and resumed it’s journey to Nsawam.
Traffic Manager of the Ghana Railway Company Limited, Comfort Awinya, briefed journalists onboard that the derailment was a minor one.
She said the trip was part of its test run to address issues such as this before it starts full commercial services.
She however assured the general public that the GRCL would address all minor challenges to ensure effective, safety and reliable service.