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PHOTOS: FG Acquires 24 New Coaches For Lagos-Ibadan Railway Line

The Federal Government has acquired 24 new coaches for the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage rail line.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) made the disclosure in a tweet via its official Twitter handle on Friday.

According to the corporation, the trains will run 16 trips daily when operations commence in September.

“Lagos-Ibadan railway line will grace the newly acquired 24 coaches,” it tweeted.

“The trains will run 16 trips daily when operations begin next month, With this you comfortably reside in ibadan and work in Lagos. Great times ahead.”

The Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, had on Saturday disclosed that the corporation would commence skeletal operations on the rail line from the middle of September.

During an inspection tour of the project by the Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the MD stated that since the track laying had been completed between Ebute-Metta Junction (EBJ) in Lagos and Ibadan, operations would start between Yaba in Lagos and Ibadan.

 

Speaking on the completion time for the project, Amaechi said they were targeting January 2021 if COVID-19 would not be a constraint to the workers.

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