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NRC resumes Lagos-Ogun train service soon

The Nigerian Railway Corporation
(NRC) says its suspended Lagos–Ogun mass transit train service will resume
operations soon.

Alhaja Khadijah
Aroyewun-Adekomaiya, the Public Relations Officer of NRC, Lagos Railway
District, said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on

“We are likely to resume
operations very soon though the date may not be known as of now. However, the
narrow gauge tracks have been replaced in many of the corridors.

“By Sunday, we are expecting the
GIR (General Inspector of Railway) to come and inspect these tracks and verify
their readiness for operations.
“So, train commuters should be on
the lookout. When we are ready, our commuters will be duly informed,” the
official said.

According to her, the corporation
is just putting finishing touches to the work to ensure hitch-free operations
when the service resumes.
suspended daily train services, including Mass Transit Train Services (MTTS) on
the narrow gauge from Ijoko in Ogun to Ebute-Meta and Apapa in Lagos State in
September, 2019.
The suspension was to fast track
the completion of the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line which required
shifting the existing narrow gauge and relaying it to accommodate the standard
gauge rail line.
The project is being handled by
China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).
The corporation had earlier
informed its customers that the suspended train services would resume on Nov.
15, 2019, but could not meet the date.
However, track replacement,
balancing and other work are ongoing in most parts of Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi,
Mushin, Yaba, Ebute-Meta and areas of the state to return train services to the
waiting commuters.

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