– Twenty-four new ultra-modern trains will commence operation on the Lagos-Ibadan railway line in September
– The disclosure was made on Twitter on Friday, August 21, by the Nigerian Railway Corporation
– According to the corporation, the trains will run 16 trips on a daily basis
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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said 24 new ultra-modern trains will start plying the Lagos-Ibadan railway line in September.
Legit.ng notes that the corporation, which made the disclosure on its Twitter page, said the trains will run 16 trips on a daily basis.
According to NRC, Nigerians can comfortably reside in Ibadan and work in Lagos when the trains commence operation.
As expected, Nigerians took to the comment section of the post to share their opinions.
A Twitter user identified as @speciee said he would not sleep in Lagos whenever he travels to the state from Ibadan.
Another user with the handle @LilEdNosir wrote: “This is the time to go look for a house in Ibadan!! It will be very cheap right now!! Hurry!! When the train operation starts, prices will thripple not double!!”
@abumujahidm wrote: “Great news and we hope to get that in all states across the federation. In the mean time, your greatest challenge is sustaining the good works in the already commissioned ones; e-ticketing & maintenance culture for all the infrastructure are lacking.”
@yomi_silva wrote: “You don’t have to reside in Ibadan, everyone seems to forget that there’s many places in ogun state you can reside to use this train as well, abeokuta included.”
Below are other reactions:
Recall that the federal government disclosed that the operations would commence on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line from the middle of September.
The managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this on Saturday, August 15, in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, during an inspection tour of the project by some ministers.
The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his information counterpart, Lai Mohammed, inspected the Lagos-Ibadan rail line during which they both took a train ride from Ebute-Metta Junction (EBJ) rail station in Lagos to Ibadan.
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