NRC: 2,500 passengers enjoyed free train rides on Lagos-Abeokuta route

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said it has so far transported 2,500 passengers free of charge on the Lagos-Abeokuta route on its new standard gauge line.

NRC’s Lagos Regional District Manager, Jerry Oche, said this on Wednesday.

Oche said that the train had the capacity of transporting 130 passengers per trip from Lagos to Abeokuta.

“About 2,500 passengers have been transported free from Lagos to Abeokuta for now. We are still going to increase the coaches to accommodate and allow many more people to enjoy the services,” he said.

Oche said passengers kept increasing daily as the service and operations was generating a lot of publicity and awareness.

“People keep coming to enjoy the free service while others working at the outskirts of both Lagos and Ogun States like Itori, Ewekoro, Papalanto and other communities enjoy the service,” he said. 

According to him, the train departs Abeokuta by 7.00 am and arrives Iju by 9.00 am, while leaving Lagos by 4.00 pm to arrive Abeokuta by 6.00 pm daily.