The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced they have increased the number of train trips between Lagos and Ibadan for the yuletide season.
This was disclosed in a statement by the NRC Lagos District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday evening.
He added that the increased daily trips would commence on Monday to four times daily.
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Mr Oche said, “The increase will run for three weeks to accommodate expected upsurge in passenger traffic during the Yuletide.
“They said that the trains would operate from 8 a.m. from Dec. 20 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 9, and further decongest road traffic.
“The NRC also urged passengers to board the trains with maximum of 12kg luggage”.
Recall Nairametrics reported that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said that the Abuja-Kaduna train service generates a minimum of N300 million for the country every month.