100% increase in fares as NRC announces resumption date for Lagos-Ogun train services

100% increase in fares as NRC announces resumption date for Lagos-Ogun train services

- The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has approved the resumption of Lagos-Ogun train services

- Dr. Khadijah Aroyewun–Adekomaiya, the Lagos District Public Relations Officer of the NRC made the disclosure in a statement

- According to the statement, NRC has also increased fares for train services by 100 percent

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As Nigeria gradually reopens the economy after following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the resumption of the Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit train services.

The Lagos District Public Relations Officer of the NRC, Dr. Khadijah Aroyewun–Adekomaiya, in a statement on Thursday, September 10, said operations will resume from Monday, September 14, Nigerian Tribune reports.

This is coming five months after the compulsory suspension of train operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Aroyewun–Adekomaiya who quoted the Lagos District Manager of NRC Jerry Oche, also indicated that the price for fares has been increased fares by 100 percent.

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100% increase in fares as NRC announces resumption date for Lagos-Ogun train services
NRC announces September 14 as resumption date for Lagos-Ogun train services. Photo credit: Official_NRC
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Oche also went on to note that the COVID-19 protocols including social distancing and wearing of face masks while boarding would be strictly adhered to.

According to the NRC Lagos District Manager, the hike in fare is following the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines for the reopening of rail transportation within established parameters.

The price of fare was increased from N230 to N460 per trip between Iddo in Lagos state and Ijoko/Kajola in Ogun state.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that 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, CRRC Corporation Ltd, on Monday, August 24.

According to the tweet it made, the train engines will also be added to the available ones plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway.

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In other related news, the 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.

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