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ABC injects 15 new buses on Sprinter service

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Operators of ABC Transport plc has acquired 15 new buses for its Sprinter Service operations, as part of the company’s plans to refocus the service and bring it closer to customers in major locations.

Company sources say their plan was informed by the increasing demands for the service in other parts of the country, where ABC Transport has not shown presence. The Sprinter service is designed to meet the needs of light travellers passengers who like to travel with little or no luggage, who would rather travel smart on fully air-conditioned 14-seater buses.

With its compact yet portable size, the normal ABC Sprinter Service bus is best suited to operate in challenging road conditions and finding away through traffic situations for passengers who would not want to get trapped in gridlock situations for too long.

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The Sprinter Service operates scheduled departures, thereby offering

passengers early arrivals to their destinations. Unlike the typical midi-buses deployed by some road transport operators,  ABC Sprinter Service carry 14 passengers only and boast of more legroom.

Keeping in line with the company’s unrivalled safety policy, only three persons are allowed to sit on a row on the Sprinter buses and no cramping of passengers or excess luggage.

This is aimed at enhancing comfort of occupants while in transit. The  buses are equipped with speed governors that enables drivers to avoid over-speeding, based on the strict safety standards for which ABC  is known.

Although Sprinter Service has mainly operated in Lagos, Abuja, Owerri, Calabar, Uyo and Port Harcourt, the services will now be available in most of the ABC terminals across the country. With  the additional 15 new buses into the existing fleet, the service will cater for customers in Enugu, Onitsha, Jos, Kaduna,

Ikorodu, Onitsha, Gwagwalada, Aba, Awka, Ibadan, Umuahia, Lokoja, and Orlu.

Plans are underway to set up new outlets in Port Harcourt and Enugu, to bring Sprinter Service much closer to customers living in those cities.

ABC Transport plc remains the only road transport company currently

listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, providing haulage services for WAPCO-Lafarge, UNICEM, Nestle Waters, GZ Industries, Beta Glass and Procter & Gable. ABC Transport also operates cargo services and third party warehousing at Katamkpe, Abuja, and City Transit Inn, a budget hotel in Utako, Abuja.