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|Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 11:37pm On Feb 27|
This was my first time boarding a train ride and it was eventful yet awesome.
Many Nigerians have taken to using the railway service as against road trips(which is farther, fear of bandits, and bad roads).
For instance, from Abuja to Benin is 10-12hrs straight by road.
There are different railway stations in Nigeria and they ply several routes which includes:
There are two railway stations in Kogi State, Ajaokuta Railway station and Itakpe Railway station.
I boarded a bus from Abuja at Jabi Motorpark, I told the bus driver I was going to Itakpe Railway station but he dropped me at Ajaokuta Railway Station instead.
From Abuja to Itakpe is 3hrs, the price is 3,500-4k.
From Abuja to Ajaokuta is 5hrs. The driver collected 2,500 from me.
So, choose your poison. I prefer anyone drops at Itakpe Railway Station though (because it's the last and most important bus stop).
The train leaves twice in a day, morning and afternoon and so I had missed the morning train, and so I waited for the afternoon train.
Morning train leaves Itakpe at 8:30am while that at Ajaokuta is 9:23am.
Afternoon train leaves Itakpe at 2:45pm, that of Ajaokuta is 3:38pm.
Tickets are sold 20-30mins to the train arrival at Ajaokuta Railway station.
There are two types of tickets sold here.
1. First class- N5,500.
2. Economy class- N3000.
I boarded the First Class coach because I wanted comfort and less noise.
From Ajaokuta to Agbor is 3hrs and so I got to Agbor at 6:30pm(instead of 6:12pm) because there was delay at the earliest train station in Uromi.
I boarded a bus at Agbor Railway Station to Benin for N2,000 and I arrived safely home and dry.
Share your train ride experience here, whether Ujevwu-Itakpe, Abeokuta-Ibadan, Lagos-Abeokuta, Lagos-Ibadan, or Abuja-Kaduna.
Pic 1: Train station at Ajaokuta, Kogi State.
Pic 2-3: Waiting area of passengers. These passengers were very tired. Some of them like me missed their morning train ride.
Pic 4: Arrival of morning train passengers who want to board vehicle to Abuja.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by chatinent(m): 11:39pm On Feb 27|
I wish the Nigerian govt would make it the major transportation means. Contact me for thesis and dissertation writing.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 11:40pm On Feb 27|
Pic 1: Arrival of morning train passengers.
Pic 2: Price list for passengers from Ajaokuta to Ujevwu and environs.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 11:42pm On Feb 27|
Pic 1: I was fascinated at the stones on the rails, and so I decided to check them out.
Pic 2: I was very bored while waiting for the afternoon train and I saw this Fulani woman weaving this, I really liked it. She appreciated me taking pictures of her work.
Pic 3: I arrived Agbor Railway Station at 6:30pm
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 11:43pm On Feb 27|
Who knew one could leave Edo and Delta State and get to Kogi State under 3hrs?
Well, now you know.
The starting point is at Ujevwu(Warri) and last railway station at Itakpe,Kogi State. From there, you can go to any northern state of your choice and it's a safe option as against the long road trips.
The sequence is in this format:
Ujevwu(Warri), Okpara, Abraka, Agbor (all in Delta State) then Igbanke, Ekehen, Uromi, Agenebode, Itogbo(all in Edo State), and finally Ajaokuta, Itakpe (both in Kogi State).
Ujevwu-Itakpe destination (Morning Train)
For instance, the train departs from Ujevwu(Warri) at 8am, it gets to Agbor at 9:26am, and then Igbanke at 9:49am, next is Ajaokuta at 12:01noon, the final stop is at Itakpe, 12:49noon
Ujevwu-Itakpe (Afternoon Train)
Itakpe-Ujevwu destination (Morning Train)
Finally, Ujevwu (Warri): 1:19pm.
Finally, Ujevwu- 7:34pm
I boarded at Ajaokuta Railway Station and these are the prices to the following.
From Ajaokuta to Itakpe- N1,400
Ekehen- N3,000 Igbanke, Agenebode, Abraka, Okpara, Agbor, Ujevwu- all 3k (for economy class).
First Class to the above locations is N5,500.
Price list for Abeokuta-Ibadan
First Class: N2,000
Price list for Lagos-Abeokuta
Business Class: N5,000
Standard Class: N3,500
Price list for Lagos-Ibadan
First Class: N6,000(AC+Canteen+ Charging port)
Business Class: N5,000 (AC+ Charging port)
Regular: N2,500(AC + Charging port)
Minor(children): N300 (AC + charging port)
Price list for Abuja-Kaduna
First Class: N6,000
Standard : N5,000
Pic 1: First Class coach I boarded.
Pic 2: My seat.
PS: All seats(whether Economy or First class) have charging ports beside it, plus AC.
The First Class coach I boarded was showing YouTube Yoruba movie channel.
Pic 3: First Class ticket.
PS: They also sell snacks and soft drinks on the train in case you're hungry.
There's also armed Police officers on the train to maintain law and order.
It should be noted that before buying tickets at the Ajaokuta Railway Station, you'd have to write your name in the logbook and also present your ID card at the counter. Any means of identification is fine, whether Driver's license, International Passport, NIN, Student ID.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by daveP(m): 11:51pm On Feb 27|
Hope that headset wasn’t useful? Na first class na!
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 11:53pm On Feb 27|
Lol. That headset was useful oh. I enjoyed my music. And decided to watch the Yoruba movie later.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by pocohantas(f): 12:02am On Feb 28|
Beautiful thread my love.
Congrats on the successful completion of your first term in Law School. 30k law firms would not be your portion.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 12:12am On Feb 28|
Thank youuuuuuuuuu Mama!!!
Amennnnnnn oh, a resounding Amen to that!
The AC was freezing cold too oh. I wore short sleeves and a short gown too. I had goosebumps all over me.
I saw many fine people (men and women). One of the railway station men tried chyking me but I nor send am.
Trust Nigerians na, there were people too who were selling tickets for ridiculous amount. It was annoying actually.
Omo! How I carried my luggage ehn, I pushed so many people as the "agbero" that I am.
Really, there's nothing in this life. I saw a lot of poor people and I can really say that it pays to be kind, because you don't know what the other person is going through.
Yessssssss! I'd love to use the train again. The interior is really beautiful.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by pocohantas(f): 12:17am On Feb 28|
That AC is on a mission to make people fall in love, because I no just understand why e high like that.
Trust Nigerians na, there were people too who were selling tickets for ridiculous amount. It was annoying actually.
This is why they decided people come to the station to get the tickets, rather than purchase online. Somehow somehow, my people must find a way to racket the thing.
You can say that again. Last last all man go die.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 12:22am On Feb 28|
Lmao I swear down. The AC was driving me nuts! It wanted me to cuddle anything, pillow, even my next seatmate sef.
I actually prefer the online ticket booking sha because I hate standing in queue but because Nigerians are very cunny, they'd buy many tickets and resell
This is why black man get problem.
At the end of the day, everything is vanity.
Thank you again and again.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by iamyemiakins(m): 4:43am On Feb 28|
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by Twoclans(f): 5:34am On Feb 28|
I have been going on train rides since the launch of the Kaduna to Abuja and Abuja to Kaduna route.Passengers suffered in the hands of those railways staff when tickets were been sold at the counter.Currently tickets are sold online ,you can just buy your ticket a day before your scheduled journey from the comfort of your home.
My experience on the 19th of February 2022 .I was travelling from Abuja to Kaduna on the 10.04am train .Usually the train leaves from the Idu station and makes a stop at Kubwa to pick passengers.I boarded from the Kubwa station .When I got my seat my seat mate who bought an aisle seat had taken my window seat.
I looked at him and asked him to move to his seat,typical Nigerian he wanted to be mouthy ,it took me two nano minutes to get his arse off my seat.
I just can never understand why people always think they can bully people out of their seats in this country.You take a road trip ,plane trip and train trip same character everywhere .
Me that is always on the move I have mastered the act of moving people to their seat positions .
@ folake4u is it that the tickets for your route cannot be bought online currently or you choose to buy from the counter?
I want to travell that route soonest and honestly I am not interested in train tickets across the counter anymore.
I really hope Nigeria develops the train travel option further.Even though I know we are far from what is obtainable in advanced countries further improvements will not be so bad.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by edoman2016: 6:21am On Feb 28|
What is the website to book railway ticket online?
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 6:28am On Feb 28|
There's no tickets online for Warri-Itakpe route.
It's so sad. You'd have to buy at the counter and it's stressful.
Thank God you stood your ground and moved his arse from your seat. Nigerians just like looking for trouble and feel they can bully you in every situation, unless you give it hot hot back at them. They understand vawulence better.
Omo, if you want to ply this route soon, just go early like an hour before the train's arrival to book your ticket. The crowd is much and those agberos are forever there to sell tickets at exorbitant amount when the tickets are sold out across the counter.
Yes, I'm hoping that they'd take the railway option further. I hear they're building a station at Calabar though, a friend said so.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 6:41am On Feb 28|
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by Twoclans(f): 8:44am On Feb 28|
But it looks like the only route selling online tickets currently is Kaduna to Abuja and abuja to Kaduna.
I am sure other routes will come onboard the online ticketing shortly .
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by daveP(m): 9:36am On Feb 28|
folake4u:lol. Anyways its a good one to have around. Hopefully all the states along the route get connected so road travel can drastically reduce by 50%. No go slow, or delay cos of Accident or rodblocks.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 11:21am On Feb 28|
Yeah, I really hope all the states are connected by train to reduce road accidents and banditry attacks.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by pocohantas(f): 11:26am On Feb 28|
Why do they always do that babe? And they will want to shout you down. Making you look like a cantankerous woman. Move to your seat jare.
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|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by DisGuy: 1:38pm On Feb 28|
The interior looks better with its original seat fabric. That green and red cover they use is a bit tacky
got the Abuja-Kaduna return trip just before the pandemic. Many Ogas were onboard with their PAs and security attachee
Glad they've introduced the online booking for Abuja, a bit weird they contract didn't just cover the whole NRC routes.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by marvellously(m): 2:10pm On Feb 28|
Heyyyyyyy @folake4u, I enjoyed ur NLS series like madt, congratulations on getting thru the first phase and wishing u success in ur externship, and like pocohantas said I pray may all those 30k abi minimum wage law office see u n run ijn . Thanks for the info I plan on plying the warri- Abuja route via train by latest Nov, your advice will definitely be utilized. Thanks
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by Guontey(m): 1:14am On Mar 01|
You best bet is to probably exit the country and go for postgraduate studies abroad. That way you can easily open yourself to international opportunities. While you may be lucky to escape any of those low-paying jobs, the chances are quite low. Opportunities are generally lacking in Nigeria.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 6:49am On Mar 01|
Hello Marvelous. Thank you very much.
I really appreciate it.
Oh that's nice actually. You know that if you intend traveling from Warri to Abuja, the train will stop you at either Itakpe or Ajaokuta in Kogi State, then you'd take a bus from there to Abuja.
It's cool sha. At least you won't spend 10-13hrs straight on road trip.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 6:52am On Mar 01|
Thank you very much.
There aren't much opportunities again and it's quite sad.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 6:53am On Mar 01|
Hope you enjoyed the train ride from Abuja to Kaduna?
There's no online booking for other NRC routes, you'd have to go there early and book ahead and it's quite draining.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by marvellously(m): 8:57am On Mar 01|
That's actually nice because the last time I went from warri to Abuja I think it was in 19, and I don't think the railway lines for Abuja had opened. I left warri by 9am and got to Abuja by 12pm, you can imagine , thank God for trains tho [font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font]
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by DisGuy: 5:58pm On Mar 01|
Yes enjoyable, but very slow. Not sure why still pegged to 45mph on average after several years of operation- same as the Lagos-Ibadan
Looking forward to Lag-Ibadan later this month. There are now three trips on Fridays from Lagos
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by folake4u(f): 6:54pm On Mar 01|
Oh that's nice.
Yeah, a friend said that modern trains in the Western countries are fast with an insane speed, almost equalling that of a plane.
I hope we get there someday too.
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by Cousin9999: 11:02pm On Mar 01|
|Re: Share Your Train Ride Experience In Nigeria by onikoyikosoko: 5:31am On Mar 02|
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