In a move aimed at easing the impact of the petroleum subsidy removal and enhancing public transportation, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) is set to launch a new mass transit express passenger train named “Apapa Express.” The service will operate along the new Standard Gauge Railway Line, connecting Apapa in Lagos to Kajola in Ogun.
While there is no specific date announced for the commencement of the Apapa Express service, it marks a significant development since the project’s commissioning on June 10, 2021. The initiative is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to provide palliatives in response to the subsidy removal.
Mr. Akin Osinowo, the Director of Operations at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, shared details about the new train service. The Apapa Express will make stops at four stations along its route, including Bola Tinubu Station (Apapa), Mobolaji Johnson (Ebute-Metta), Babatunde Raji Fashola (Agege), Lateef Jakande Station (Agbado), and will conclude its journey at Yemi Osinbajo Station (Kajola).
The introduction of this train service is expected to alleviate the challenges faced by commuters traveling between Apapa and Kajola. Mr. Osinowo emphasized the corporation’s commitment to providing a more convenient and efficient transportation option for the public.
Passengers are encouraged to obtain tickets at designated stations before boarding the Apapa Express. The implementation of this mass transit service aligns with the ongoing efforts to enhance the country’s railway infrastructure and contribute to a more accessible and streamlined public transportation system.
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