LAGOS-IBADAN RAIL LINE BEGINS FULL OPERATIONS ON TUESDAY -NRC SAYS.
President Muhammadu Buhari formally inaugurated the $1.5 billion 157 kilometres Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos on June 10, which is the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa after several delays and difficulties.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that the rail line will commence full commercial operations of the standard gauge service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. twice in a day.
This follows the formal commissioning of the 157-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
This statement was issued by the management of NRC and signed by the corporation’s Lagos District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, on Sunday in Lagos.
According to him, Lagos- Ibadan Train Services will now be available in the mornings from Tuesday.
“The updated time table for Tuesday to Friday is as follows: Lagos to Ibadan: 8:00 a:m from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Alagomeji Ebute – Meta Lagos.
“Also the train will take off from Ibadan to Lagos: 8:00 am from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya.
“The train will take off from Lagos to Ibadan: 4:00 p.m. from Mobolaji Johnson Station Alagomji, while from Ibadan to Lagos: 4:00 p.m. from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya.
“The standard gauge train schedule on Saturday from Lagos to Ibadan: 8:30 a.m. from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Alagomeji while the train will leave from Ibadan to Lagos: 8:30 a.m. from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya.
“For Saturday evening from Lagos to Ibadan: 6:00 pm from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Alagomji, while the train will take off from Ibadan to Lagos: 6:00 pm from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya,” Oche said.
He said that the Alagomeji, Abeokuta, and Moniya are the stop stations of the Lagos Ibadan Train Service.