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NRC: 33,140 passengers transited Lagos-Ibadan railway in July

NRC: 33,140 passengers transited Lagos-Ibadan railway in July
August 13
15:29 2021

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says at least 33,140 passengers transited the Lagos-Ibadan railway in July.

Jerry Oche, Lagos district manager of NRC, made this disclosure during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. 

Oche noted that the NRC recorded more passengers in the standard class coach category in July which stood at 24,948, out of the 33,140 passenger traffic.

For business class, Oche explained that the corporation recorded 6,995 passenger traffic and 1,167 Passenger traffic for first class. In total, 33,140 total passenger traffic was recorded from Lagos to Ibadan in July alone. 

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He added that 7,134 passenger traffic was recorded from Lagos alone and that the increase in July was as a result of awareness and expansion in the trip after the inauguration.

Speaking on the train coaches being used by passengers, he explained that; “We are not using all the door coaches; we opened two doors, one for standard class and the second for business class and first-class.”

“Every ticket has a coach and seat number, and we also have officials who are on the ground to direct passengers. Passengers always sit according to their ticket numbers.”

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Oche also disclosed that a lot of banks had written to partner with NRC to enable passengers to access money to purchase their tickets, adding that currently, passengers were using Point of Sale for payment of tickets at rail stations.

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