A train derailment at the exit point of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, lddo Terminus, Lagos delayed a 10am Lagos-Osogbo bound free train service offered by the Osun State Government.
The delay was caused by a train shunting with a Lagos-Kano bound train, which was to leave lddo by 12noon on Friday.
The Lagos-Osogbo bound free train service, which was to depart by 10am went to shunt, (overtake) the Lagos-Kano bound one, but derailed in the process.
Christian Madza , the Lagos District Superintendent of the NRC, confirmed the derailment, saying the corporation was on top of the situation.
Madza said: “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 its journey.”
According to him, there will be stops to pick passengers at Agege, Agbado, ljoko, Kajola and Abeokuta, with other stops being Erumu, Iwo, Ede and Osogbo.
TShe incident was sorted and the Lagos-Osogbo bound free train ride eventually moved at about 12:35pm on Friday.