Nigeria’s transportation system could become a whole lot better with the speed rail that just launched, which takes people from Lagos to Ibadan with ease and without the fear of traffic associated with roads.
In a post on Tuesday, December 22, a man with the Twitter handle @dmIdavies gave a rider’s experience, a review that should tell anyone what to expect with the rail service.
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According to him and the snapshot of his ticket, a ride from the Yaba station in Lagos to Moniya in Ibadan cost a sum of N2,500.
He said that the inside of the train is comfortable and very air-conditioned that one may ask for it to be reduced. There are also charging points for those who may want to work on their PC before they get to their workplaces.
@dmIdavies said that while there are a whole lot of things that could be improved, the service is very good for the money.
He added that there is a stop between Lagos and Ibadan at Abeokuta train station, making the journey 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Nigerians reacted massively to the comfort the new speed train gives. Photo source: @dmldavies
The train currently operates once daily, leaving Ibadan to Lagos from 8 am to 10:30 am in the morning and back to Ibadan from Lagos at 4 pm to 6:30 pm. To get a ticket, a valid ID card is required and there is no option to book online for now.
Took the train to Ibadan and for what it’s worth, N2,500, I was really impressed with it.
It’s good to have the option. pic.twitter.com/SgswIpMJz7
— Damz (@dmldavies) December 21, 2020