An Abuja-Kaduna train derailed on Friday in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) few minutes from its destination – Kubwa.
The incident which happened at about 03:20 pm comes less than a week after another train derailed along the Warri-Itakpe route, leaving 148 passengers and 30 crew members stranded.
Confirming the incident, NRC’s Director of Operations Niyi Ali said, “The Board and Management of Nigerian Railway Corporation regrets to inform the general public, particularly our passengers of AK3 and KA4 of today 27th January 2023 that the disruption experienced on our Abuja Kaduna Train Service was a result of the derailment of KA4 at Kubwa station.
“There was no casualty recorded.
“We sincerely apologise to passengers whose planned trips were affected by this incident.”
Operations along the route suspended
“The NRC rescue team has mobilsed to the site to re-rail the rolling stock and repair the track. Consequently, the Abuja Kaduna Train Service is temporarily suspended,” he added in Friday’s statement.
“While assuring early recommencement of the service, all inconveniences to our esteemed passengers are highly regretted. Additional operational measures are being introduced nationwide to ensure safe train operations.”
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.
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