NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna rail services as train derails

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Abuja-Kaduna rail services after a train derailed on the corridor.

TNN reports that the incident occurred in the Kubwa area of the federal capital territory (FCT) when a train, which was reportedly a few minutes from its destination in Abuja, derailed on Friday afternoon.

While confirming the incident, the NRC announced the suspension of services on the route, due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

The NRC, in an update on its mobile application, said,  “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Abuja-Kaduna train services have been suspended”.

This comes a few days after the Warri-Itakpe train service derailed at kilometre 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track.

Meanwhile, the Abuja-Kaduna train service has been experiencing some difficulties in its operations recently.

TNN gathered that three days ago, passengers experienced delays on the route, but the corporation blamed it on the poor quality of diesel it received.

According to the NRC, “The delay was caused by the supply of diesel/AGO, which fell short of the specification required to operate our rolling stock, which was outrightly rejected after statutory laboratory test”.

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