A train derailment at the exit point of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, lddo Terminus, Lagos, delayed a 10.00am Lagos- Oshogbo free train service offered by the Osun State Government.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the delay was caused by a train shunting with a Lagos-Kano bound train which was to leave lddo by 12 noon on Friday (today).
The Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train service, which was to depart by 10.00am, tried to overtake the Lagos-Kano bound one but derailed in the process.
The Lagos District Superintendent of NRC, Mr. Christian Madza, confirmed the derailment, saying the Corporation was on top of the situation.
“As you can see, we are on top of it and very soon, the train will depart to Osogbo.
We are working hard to ensure the restoration of the line to allow the two trains to depart.
“The incidents happened at 9:45am and very soon, they will embark on their journeys,” he told NAN.
According to him, there will be stops to pick passengers at Agege, Agbado, ljoko, Kajola and Abeokuta. Other areas are Erumu, Iwo, Ede and Oshogbo.
NAN reports that the incident was sorted and the Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train ride eventually moved at about 12.35pm on Friday.