The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that it will commence full commercial operations of the standard gauge railway service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
This follows the formal commissioning of the 157-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the management of NRC and signed by the corporation’s Lagos District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, in Lagos on Sunday.
The Lagos District Manager in the statement on behalf of the NRC Management said that the Lagos Ibadan Train Services will now be available in the mornings from Tuesday.
Oche said, “The updated timetable 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 pm from Mobolaji Johnson Station Alagomeji, while from Ibadan to Lagos: 4:00 pm from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya.
The standard gauge train schedule on Saturday from Lagos to Ibadan: 8:30 am from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Alagomeji while the train will leave from Ibadan to Lagos: 8:30 am from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya.
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.’’
He pointed out that Alagomeji, Abeokuta, and Moniya were still the stop stations of the Lagos Ibadan Train Services
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