Nigeria: NRC Commences Lagos-Ilorin Express Train Service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, would start Lagos-Ilorin passenger train service on Friday 28th October 2011.

This signals the completion of track rehabilitation work between Lagos and Jebba by the Chinese contracting firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC.

A statement from the corporation said the final track inspection was carried out October 21 – 22 for the purpose of ascertaining the level of preparedness and fitness of the tract section for safe running of train.

The inspection was under the leadership of Government Inspector of Railways and engineers from NRC, CCECC, Roughton consultancy and representatives from the Federal Ministry of Transport.

The Lagos – Ilorin Express train service will for the moment serve as the flag-ship of NRC passenger train service pending the completion of the Jebba – Kano line due for completion in December.

The statement said that management of NRC has assembled dedicated coaches and locomotive engines for the train service which will depart Lagos every Friday at 9:00am from Iddo terminus with a return journey to Lagos on Sundays.

The coaches are made up to 1st class sleeper, second class air-conditioned coaches and the economy class. There is also a restaurant coach and modern toilet facilities for passengers’ convenience, the statement said.

“Special operations staff have been deployed for the train service which also include medical officers and the Railway Police. The train service is also fitted with baggage vans for bulk goods and farm produce.”

The statement added that the Lagos-Ilorin Express train service will be unique, as it provides the travelling public with a better alternative to the traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan express road. The stress-free train service will also afford the public the opportunity to appreciate nature and see the beautiful landscape and vegetations along the route.

  1. Nike Reply

    I thank God for this new and beautiful development. May God Almighty prosper lagos state government. This is just the beginning of greater things to come. Nigeria will shine and move forward from glory to glory to the glory of the Almighty God.

  2. Nike Reply

    It is my greatest desire that Nigeria outshines other African nations. I trust God to bring this vision to reality. Nigeria is a blessed country blessed with resources that will enhance the development of the country. Nigeria will rise and shine. It is well with Nigeria. Nigeria will grow. The divine will of God will be established in Nigeria. Nigeria will be great in Jesus mighty name amen.

  3. Nike Reply

    I soak the trains in the precious blood of Jesus. I soak the engines in the blood of Jesus. I soak the coaches in the blood of Jesus. I soak the entire team in the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus will protect you from the powers of darkness in Jesus mighty name amen. I soak the entire staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation in the blood of Jesus amen

  4. Nike Reply

    Nigeria will develop and flourish. By the grace of God, greater and better things will happen to our great country. Nigeria will never diminish. Nigeria will multiply and prosper. Nigeria will increase and prosper. Nigeria will be good. Nigeria will leap greatly. It is well with Nigeria amen.

  5. Nikky Reply

    Bravo Nigeria. This is the beginning of great things for our country Nigeria

  6. Blsee Reply

    Nigeria move forward Great Nigeria Glorious Nigeria

  7. Sylvia Reply

    It is marvelous in our eyes that this is happening in our great country Nigeria.

  8. Segun Reply

    I 2nk Almighty Allah 4 dis nw innovation, i pray 9jiria continue 2 grow in riches nd wealth.

    @least, dis wil stop d comacial drivers 4rm hyking transport fair during anivasary tym.

    Pls, hw much is it 4rm lagos to ilorin

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  9. Bhadmus Reply

    Tanks to the Almighty for bringin ds kind of innovation to our gr8 country.pls what time is the train arriving on friday 13th of january 2012

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