The 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 will resume soon.
All hands have been on deck for, track replacement, balancing and other works in most parts of Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Ebute-Meta and areas of Lagos state.
Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Lagos Railway District, Public Relations Officer Alhaja Khadijah Aroyewum-Adekomaiya, made this known in Lagos on Friday.
“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.
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 the 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.
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