Rail station to resume services after seven-year closure

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation is to re-open its Oshodi Station in Lagos on March 31, seven years after its closure.

The NRC said in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday that the proposed re-opening was in response to appeals from commuters,
The statement was signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos District of the corporation, Mr Ademuyiwa Adekanmbi.It noted that the highly patronised station was shut following a clash between two factions of the National Union of Road Transports Workers.

The NRC said that much damage was done to the station, train engines and coaches during the clash.

It urged commuters to patronise the corporation.

The District General Manager, Mr Akin Osinowo, said that the district mobilised personnel and installed some security measures to ensure a hitch-free operation at the station.

The manager urged members of the public and security agents to help monitor rail facilities and protect them against vandalism.

Osinowo gave the assurance that the district would increase its services to meet commuters’ demands.

Passengers were wounded during the clash.

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