Nigerian Railway Corporation suspends Warri-Itakpe service following derailment

  • This is contained in a notice

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that services from Ujevwu in Delta to Itakpe in Kogi State will be suspended starting Friday, July 5th.

The suspension is due to an obstruction on the track.

This is contained in a notice sent to customers titled “Public Announcement” and obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday, saying that the agency would likely resume operations on Monday, July 8, 2024.

It reads, “This is to officially notify our esteemed passengers that Warri-Itakpe Train will not run today being Friday, 5th July 2024 due to the obstruction we have on our track.

“We shall resume our normal train services on Monday 8th July 2024. Passengers who already booked their tickets online will be refunded.”

“All inconveniences is highly regretted. Thank you,” the statement added.

The train reportedly derailed on Thursday, July 4 at about 7.15 pm.

A passenger on the train said it wobbled along its track at several locations and derailed.


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