The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has apologized to passengers over breakdown of its locomotive on the Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor.
The Corporation, in a statement on Monday by the station manager of Abuja- Kaduna train services, Pascal Nnoli, blamed the breakdown on “mechanical malfunction”.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that earlier in the day, passengers on board the KA2 train from Kaduna to Abuja were stranded in Dutse, Kaduna State, after the train developed fault.
Passengers were left stranded for some hours before an alternative locomotive was sent from the Idu station in Abuja to convey them.
However, the Corporation said;”The Management of Nigerian Railway Corporation 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”.