The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has apologised to the passengers on board the KA2 train that left Rigasa on Monday morning when the train breakdown at the Duste section.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Manager, Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, Mr Paschal Nnorli, on Monday.
According to the statement, “the incident occurred due to engine failure” but he stated that “a relief engine has taken over” to lift the passengers.
The statement reads: “NRC is by this medium tendering our sincere apology to all passengers on board KA2 train that left Rigasa this morning and failed at Dutse section. The failure which was as a result of Mechanical malfunction is highly regretted.
“This failure and consequent delay no doubt caused delays to subsequent train services from Abuja to Kaduna. The failed Locomotive is currently receiving attention from our team of Engineers and Technician at the Idu Locomotive workshop.
“While thanking our esteemed passengers for their patronage, we once more sincerely apologize for inconveniences this breakdown would have caused them.”