The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday has increased its Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Train Services (MTTS) to two trains daily in other to reduce the sufferings usually experienced by its commuters.
NRC’s District Manager, Lagos, Mr Jerry Oche revealed the additional train which has 12 coaches with 92-seating capacity was to reduce the inadequacy the single train being operated had been creating.
“We started the second Lagos MTT (Mass Transit Train) today because of the congestion in our single rake. All we want to do now is to be operating two trains daily.’’
According to Mr Jerry, the train would be taking off from Ijoko and Kajola in Ogun and be terminating at Iddo Terminus in Lagos State each day for some time, before we fully bounce back.
He said the take-off time of the trains would be 0600hrs and 0630hrs from Ijoko and Kajola respectively to Iddo Terminus. The trains will return in the evenings at 1730hrs to Kajola and 1830hrs to Ijoko.
The District Manager said that the corporation was putting necessary machinery in motion that would see that the Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) commence operations soon.
He equally commended the commuters for patronising the train service and for their patience and understanding, stating that the corporation would soon resume full operations in both the passengers and freights services on the corridors.
Mr Oche who maintained that the corporation was aware that the two trains it had put in place would not meet the demand of the teeming commuters, said the corporation was working hard to increase the service.