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Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Islie: 3:45pm On Dec 03

Two passengers boarded yesterday (Monday) from Lagos around 4 pm while the train arrived Iju today with just four passengers making only six passengers who have so far taken advantage of the free ride.





Hours after federal government declared free train rides between Lagos and Ibadan on the new standard gauge train, only six passengers have boarded the train in two separate trips.

Transport minister Rotimi Amaechi had declared the free ride on Saturday after a test-run of the train from Iju in Lagos to Ibadan, Oyo state where the 157-kilometer project terminates.

Though the project is yet to be completed, the government commenced operations on the Iju-Ibadan axis where rail tracks have been completed while finishing touches are being put on the stations.

Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria had said two luxury coaches would be deployed on the standard gauge daily, adding that because of the limited space, only about 60 to 80 people will be able to benefit from the free ride on first come, first served basis.

However, for the two days that the service commenced, only six passengers used the free train service. Two passengers boarded Monday from Lagos around 4 pm while the train arrived Iju today with just four passengers making only six passengers who have so far taken advantage of the free ride.

An NRC official who refused to be named said the Corporation is optimistic that more passengers would turn up before the week runs out.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/free-lagos-ibadan-train-rides-record-6-passengers-in-2-trips.html

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by decub: 3:49pm On Dec 03
The first free ride (stuff) Nigerians snubbed!

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by ckmayoca: 3:51pm On Dec 03
No body wan trek Luke that abuja own. Imaging person trekking from Ogun state bush to Ibadan.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by recievesense: 3:54pm On Dec 03
But naija don reach to get this kain rail. If all Ibo billionaires can come together and connect south east by rail from onitcha to Owerri to aba to Abakiliki to Enugu kimon

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Blessings76: 3:54pm On Dec 03
Really so Nigerians can snub free ride

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by lomprico(m): 3:54pm On Dec 03
ckmayoca:
No body wan trek Luke that abuja own. Imaging person trekking from Ogun state bush to Ibadan.

lol

am 100% sure there was no sensitization towards it. the Nigerians I know no dey take ear hear the word 'free'

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by spafu(m): 3:54pm On Dec 03
Six only?

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by BAAKUS1447: 3:54pm On Dec 03
My main concern is the duration and safety.

God bless Nigeria

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by itsme01: 3:54pm On Dec 03
grin



no one one become first sacrifice

before train stop mid way and you are asked to push it till you get to lagos

if the News is out that it works for atleast one week.. people would fill the train to brim




..

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by dust144(m): 3:55pm On Dec 03
Make Abuja -kaduna free for one n see.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Offpoint: 3:55pm On Dec 03
Lol, the fear of trekking and your head being at the risk of being mine is the beginning of wisdomgrin

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Btruth: 3:56pm On Dec 03
grin grin grin nobody trust the rail system again after what happened to passengers on the Abuja /Kaduna rail track.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by emerged01(m): 3:56pm On Dec 03
How many hours journey self?
Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by ezugegere(m): 3:56pm On Dec 03
Nobody trusts this administration anymore

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by omoharry(f): 3:56pm On Dec 03
This train looks old..

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by jesus247alive: 3:56pm On Dec 03
PPL NO LONGER TRUST THE CHANGE...


FREE THINGS THE RUN BELLE.



pls this is NOT a hate speech thanks.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by marshalcarter: 3:56pm On Dec 03
grin it seems everyone is taking caution now oooooh grin Nigerians don't trust themselves sef grin

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by NaijadrivaCars: 3:56pm On Dec 03
grin ISaLIE

But give it some days, there would be no room to accommodate passengers.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Emarex: 3:57pm On Dec 03
Free ride is not one of their need

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by kolafolabi(m): 3:57pm On Dec 03
Lagos to Ibadan by rail is like traveling from Nigeria to Libya by road..

To be honest, the awareness was not publicized properly. If six passengers could board the train, I would rather give them money to go board a bus rather than transporting only six passengers to Ibadan. For me, it was one of the wasted resources we are talking about.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Lenadiva(f): 3:57pm On Dec 03
Our mumu don do!. Awuff dey purge bele.

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by TGMISKY(m): 3:57pm On Dec 03
We just hope things get better
Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Jh0wsef(m): 3:57pm On Dec 03
DEM SNUB AM LIKE RONALDO gringrin

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by ednut1(m): 3:57pm On Dec 03
Duration nko
Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by aimuan(m): 3:57pm On Dec 03
Give us light then dey talk about free train. Is that what we voted you in for?

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by ForeThinker: 3:57pm On Dec 03
People don't believe in the Government...

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by simplelad(m): 3:57pm On Dec 03
People are not fully aware yet. Wait and see, in the main time, it will become congested

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Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by Renforce: 3:58pm On Dec 03
Trains would help a lot shar
Re: Free Lagos-ibadan Train Rides Record 6 Passengers In 2 Trips (pic) by davillian(m): 3:58pm On Dec 03
Nigerians don't believe the government anymore.

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