Accra-Nsawam bound train suffers minor derailment at Kotoku


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By Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA

Accra, Sept.12,
An Accra-Nsawam bound train on Thursday suffered a minor derailment at
Kotoku, the technical team at the Ghana Railway Company Limited, announced.

The train was
embarking on one of its test runs to pave way for the reopening of the track.

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.

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 very close to Nsawam.

The train had
earlier made successful stops at Odaw, Achimota, Dome, Amasaman before the
minor derailment around 12:30pm

Engineers from
the Ghana Railway Company Limited were onboard to address the challenge.

Traffic Manager
of the Ghana Railway Company Limited, Madam Comfort Awinya, briefed journalists
onboard about the rail derailment.

She said the
trip was part of the test runs and as the line was still being tested, such
minor derailment was not surprising.

She however
assured that before the line will be opened fully to the public for commercial
services, the minor challenges that have been identified would be addressed.