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Subsidy Palliative: NRC introduces express passenger train services

Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has disclosed its intention to introduce mass transit express passenger train service between Apapa in Lagos state and Kajola in Ogun state.

The express passenger train will run on standard gauge railway line.

Deputy director, public relations of NRC, Yakub Mahmood, said the initiative is part of federal government’s measures to cushion the effect of the petroleum subsidy removal to the barest minimum on the citizenry.

“This was disclosed by the director of operations of the corporation Akin Osinowo on behalf of the managing director Fidet Okhiria,” the DDPR wrote in a Press release titled, “Railway Introduces Apapa-Kajola Express Train.”

The stopping stations for the Apapa-Kajola Express Train include Mobolaji Johnson, Agege, Agbado and finally Kajola, Mahmood stated.

The management of Nigerian Railway Corporation expressed hope that “this train service will surely reduce the hardship experienced by commuters, especially those plying Apapa to Kajola route.”

The corporation appealed to passengers to ensure that they obtain tickets at the designated stations before boarding the train.

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