– Nigeria will be getting the delivery of 11 more locomotives for both the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna railways
– The news of the engines leaving China was made by the Chinese company, CRCC Corporation Ltd, in charge of the rail construction in Nigeria
– Some Nigerian without the full knowledge of locomotives wondered why they look ugly compared to modern-day fancy coaches
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The Lagos-Ibadan railway project that is billed to start in September will be doing so powerfully as more locomotives are on their way to Nigeria from China.
The new development was by the Twitter handle of the Chinese company in charge of the project, CRCC Corporation Ltd, on Monday, August 25.
According to the tweet it made, the train engines will also be added to the available ones plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway.
The locomotives left Changzhou Port to Shanghai and could be in Nigeria in days. The post gathered mixed reactions from Nigerians who had many things to say about them.
While some praised the government’s efforts in bringing development to the country, others had things to pick holes about.
According to Wikipedia, “a locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train”.
Below are some of their reactions:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a female train driver, Bai Yang, in a short video took people through the coach and what to expect.
Before going into the train, Yang said that the journey between Lagos Ibadan has been greatly reduced. She added that as a driver, it is very important that she checks the brakes and other important parts of the train before any journey.
On the train, she showed viewers how very spacious the inside is with comfortable passenger’s seats. She added that there is AC for those boarding and screens to watch movies.
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In other related news, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said 24 new ultra-modern trains will start plying the Lagos-Ibadan railway line in September.
It was gathered 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.
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