The Federal Government on Saturday announced the commencement of free train rides on the new Lagos-Ibadan railway service.
It said the free rides would last for four months and urged commuters to use the train service during the festive period.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who made the announcement on his Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi, noted that the standard gauge rail line was ready for use.
According to him, the free train ride would commence on Saturday, November 30, till the end of the first quarter of 2020.
The minister explained that the take-off point is the Iju train station in Lagos, adding tha the free rides would help reduce the transportation cost incurred by commuters on the Lagos-Ibadan route.
“Our free rides on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line will begin today (Saturday) and run through March 2020.
“Commuters on that route can take advantage of it and save transportation during the festive period and beyond. Let’s ride on the #NextLevel. Take-off point is Iju,” he said.