Nigerians To Pay N3,000-N6,000 For Train Ticket – Amaechi.
The federal government through the minister of Transport has revealed that Nigerians will have to pay between N3,000 and N6,000 as transport fare for the Lagos-Ibadan train route.
This was stated on Friday in Abuja by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria.
He said that he had received the mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project and the train services will be operational by January 2021.
In his words:
“I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway look like.
“Today I approved the charges on passengers from Lagos to Ibadan, we just transfer how we charged from Abuja to Kaduna.
“We charge N3,000 per Economy seat, N5,000 for Business class, and N6,000 for First class, the same is applicable to Lagos to Ibadan.
“It should have started running by now before Mr. President inaugurates it by January.”