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Lagos-Kano Inter City Passenger Train services to start on Friday

By on December 20, 2012

BARRING any unforeseen circumstances, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will Friday begin the much-awaited flagship, Lagos-Kano Inter City Passenger Train and haulage of petroleum products. Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar is billed to perform the ceremony.

The train will depart Lagos by 9.00 am and will stop at major stations such as Abeokuta, Ibadan, Oshogbo, Ilorin, Minna, and Kaduna before it finally arrives its Kano terminal destination on Saturday morning.

The intercity passenger train, which has been the preferred choice of the commuting public for so many years, has standard coaches, air-conditioned sleeper and seater coaches, restaurant, baggage vans, and effective power generating set for the comfort of travellers.

In a statement, the corporation’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Olusegun Esan, said: “When the passenger train service resumes, it is certain that the service will bring tremendous impact to the transport sector while social integration and interconnectivity of the nation will be further strengthened. The service will foster communities’ living standard and is also expected to enhance travellers’ safety, convenience and affordability.”






Source: Guardian