NRC express regrets over failure of Abuja-Kaduna train


– By Ismail Auwal 

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) yesterday expressed regret over the breakdown of the Abuja-Kaduna train on Friday evening.

The Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria, on Saturday while apologising to the passengers, said the train, “broke down due to failed locomotive along the route.’’

The train reportedly developed fault midway in the bush, along the Abuja-Kaduna route.

He assured that the NRC would do everything possible to avoid a recurrence.

Okhiria also disclosed that the breakdown didn’t impact on train operations on Saturday.

He stated that the failed locomotive would be fully operational on Monday, adding that the incident didn’t affect the train operation.

“The locomotive’s turbocharger failed, and we apologise for that. We are working hard to avoid such occurrences in future. By Monday, the train service would be operational,’’ he said.

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