The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that it will commence full commercial operations of the standard gauge railway service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday.
This follows the formal commissioning of the 157-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday.
This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the management of NRC and signed by the corporation’s Lagos District Manager, Mr Jerry Ocher, in Lagos on Sunday.
Ocher said, “The updated timetable for Tuesday to Friday is as follows: Lagos to Ibadan: 8:00 am from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Oligomeric, Ebute – Meta Lagos. Also, the train will take off from Ibadan to Lagos: 8:00 am from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Monika.
The train will take off from Lagos to Ibadan: 4:00 pm from Mobolaji Johnson Station Oligomeric, while from Ibadan to Lagos: 4:00 pm from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Monika.
The standard gauge train schedule on Saturday from Lagos to Ibadan: 8:30 am from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Oligomeric while the train will leave from Ibadan to Lagos: 8:30 am from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Monika.
For Saturday evening from Lagos to Ibadan: 6:00 pm from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Abayomi, while the train will take off from Ibadan to Lagos: 6:00 pm from Obafemi Awolowo Station at Monika.’’
He pointed out that Oligomeric, Abeokuta, and Monika were still the stop stations of the Lagos Ibadan Train Services.
It can be recalled that President Buhari on June 10, formally inaugurated the $1.5 billion 157 kilometers Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos, which is the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa after several delays and setbacks.
Partial commercial train services had commenced on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line on December 7, 2020, with only Lagos, Ibadan and Abeokuta residents enjoying the train services. This is because other minor and major stations along that route were yet to be completed.Follow us on social media