Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has disassociated itself from the Abuja – Kaduna Train online booking platform. The commission has also warned the general public not to transact with the online booking platform.
As at today, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has not started e-ticketing of the train. The process of getting a train ticket still remains the same. All passengers are expected to go to the train station to get a ticket (hard copy).
Recently, a train booking platform was launched to enable travellers to book their train ticket online. According to those behind the platform, they can reserve and book a train for anyone that wants to travel on the train.
A statement from the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) website reads
The attention of Management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has been drawn to a fake online message requesting prospective passengers on Abuja – Kaduna train route to buy or reserve tickets online by visiting a certain website.
The general public especially our esteemed passengers on Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) are please advised not to patronise any of such calls as they do not emanate from NRC. For clarity sake, NRC train tickets, for now, are only obtainable in hard copy from designated railway stations.
Prospective Passengers are therefore advised to buy their tickets only from NRC designated ticket offices and not through any other means.
Manager, Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS)
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has since declared the website scam and anyone buying a ticket from them is doing so at his/her own risk.
According to NRC representative, the agency has already started arrangement and will soon start e-ticket (online train booking platform) of all the train stations.
He noted also that they are partnering with private companies so that it will be reliable. All the required documents are now with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission. For proper documentation and due process. By the first quarter of 2019, NRC is hoping to finalise all the processes involved.
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