Saturday, May 21, 2022

Train Forced To Stop In Bush As Vandals Damage Lagos-Ibadan Railway Track

Passengers aboard the train which departed the Obafemi Awolowo Train Station in Ibadan at 8:30am on Saturday were forced to stop due to removal of some components on the railway track by some vandals.

The hoodlums activities on the railway track forced train movement on the Lagos-Ibadan Railway section to temporarily stop somewhere before Funmilayo Ransom Kuti at the Papalanto area.

A passenger, who is a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Dr Feyi Leo, told our correspondent that fear gripped her and other passengers when the train was forced to stop.

Leo said the train coming from Lagos to Ibadan was also forced to stop in the opposite direction and the two trains continued the journey after the damaged section had been fixed.

She said:

“The trip was smooth and we had gone past the station at Abeokuta and moving towards Papalanto when the train stopped and it reversed some few meters.

“We were agitated and started asking questions. An announcement was made by the NRC official on board that their technicians were fixing a fault on the track and that it would not take long.

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