Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

The BRT is supposed to be a blessing to Lagosians but unfortunately it has its woes.

 

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Waiting for Godot: Lagosians queue in endless wait for BRT and LAGBUS buses that will never come

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The BRT was introduced as a form of mass transit in order to reduce traffic on the roads. It was meant to dissuade people from going out with their personal vehicles all the time as a way of reducing gridlock on the ever busy Lagos roads.

Another blessing that came with the BRT was the cheap fare. A BRT trip from Dopemu to Obalende/CMS cost N160 while it will take two commercial vehicles to get to Obalende//CMS at the cost of N250 or more.

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Unfortunately, getting a BRT takes a lot of patience and sometimes frustration. The vehicles are usually not available and commuters have to queue for long hours for the bus to come. What even makes it worse when the vehicle arrives is that comfort doesn’t seem to be a priority as as many passengers are allowed to stand in the aisle.

Waiting for the arrival of the BRT is now commonplace in many bus stations and commuters who have purchased their tickets are sometimes forced to wait for hours on their feet as seats are not even available.

 

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Commuters 1: Some commuters waiting for BRT bus at Tafewa Balewa Square in Lagos Island. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Stranded commuters in Lagos Island waiting patiently for commercial bus at BRT terminus. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Commuters wait to board commercial bus at Obalende, near Ikoyi, Lagos state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Commuters waiting in Lagos. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Lagos commuters waiting for BRT buses at BRT bus terminus in Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Lagos commuters waiting for BRT buses at BRT bus terminus in Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Stranded passengers at BRT bus terminus in Lagos. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Stranded passengers at BRT bus terminus in Lagos. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Stranded passengers at BRT bus terminus in Lagos. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Lagosians Wait On Long Queues To Get BRT Bus

Stranded passengers at BRT bus terminus in Lagos. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Source: Legit.ng

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