The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said it would suspend the daily operations of narrow gauge from Ijoko in Ogun State to Ebute Metta-Apapa, from Monday to fast track completion of the new standard gauge within the deadline set by the Federal Government.
NRC Lagos District Manager, Jerry Oche on Friday said commercial activities on the narrow gauge line would be shutdown to expedite work on the standard gauge in order to meet the November deadline.
Recall that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Monday, announced November 2019 as deadline for completion of the project and commencement of the Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge rail service.
His words: “We are shutting down our daily operations from Ijoko, Agbado, Agege Ikeja up to Ebute Metta and Apapa from Monday September 30 to November 16.
“The development is going to last for six weeks to give room for contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge to meet up with the deadline scheduled for delivery.”