September 27, 2023


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Train Fares: NRC says it is only following government directive on cash policy.

By Afolabi Oyekunle.

The Board and management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) say her attention have been drawn to news trending on the social and mainstream media platforms, claiming that NRC does not accept electronic transfer and old Naira Notes, for train boarding ticketing at their various passenger Train Stations, especially Lagos – Ibadan Train Service (L.I.T.S) and Warri — Itakpe Train Service (W.I.T.S).

The management says NRC only accepts physical cash across the counter for train boarding with the naira notes approved as legal tender by the federal government.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations, Mallam Yakub Mahmood, the NRC Management said however the Abuja-Kaduna services (AKTS) passengers have been enjoying the on-line electronic train system seamlessly,

for quite sometime now.

NRC MD Engineer Fidet Okhiria

“NRC is therefore appealing to our esteemed passengers, especially along LITS and WITS routes to bear with us, especially during this temporary commercial transaction challenges, as we are bracing up to deploy the on-line train ticketing system on LITS and WITS routes soon, with far reaching arrangement being concluded for hitch-free deployment of the technology.”

“Meanwhile, we appreciate your patronage and absolute patience before we finally migrate to the on-line electronic passengers’ train ticketing system in our entire train operations/services.”