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No online sales for train tickets, NRC warns


Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has warned Nigerians against buying train tickets online as the corporation is yet to commence online sales of tickets.

Some social media accounts had commenced advertising of the sales of train tickets in Nigeria but the NRC has said existing online ticket sales outlet are fraudulent and not issued by the government rail transport agency.

“The general public especially our esteem passengers on Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) are please advised not to patronise any of such calls as they did not emanate from NRC,” manager of Abuja – Kaduna train service Paschal Nnorli said in a statement.

He asked passengers to disregard “an online message requesting prospective passengers on Abuja – Kaduna train route to buy or reserve tickets online by visiting a certain website.”

He stated that “For clarity sake, NRC train tickets, for now, are obtainable in hard copy only from designated railway stations.”

Nnorli noted that “Prospective passengers are therefore advised to buy their tickets only from NRC designated ticket offices and not through any other means.”

The train service manager did not state when passengers would have access to buy the tickets online.

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