Social distancing: NRC to work on coaches to resume operation – Official

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By Yemi Adeleye

Lagos – Railway Corporation (NRC) says it has work on passengers coaches ensure , if its Mass Transit Train (MTTS) resume amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, made this disclosure in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on in Lagos while speaking on possibility of the corporation resuming service.

Oche said: “We are working round the clock see how we can maintain social distance in the coaches, if we run and keep social distance.

“Nobody can tell when this COVID-19 will end; it has come say for some and government is already opening up the space gradually.

“Coaches of the mass transit trains service are to be worked upon to accommodate the possibility for , if we resume and maintain ,” he said.

According to him, the Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) trains are repairs in case the need arises for the corporation to begin MTTS amidst COVID-19.

NAN recalls that the NRC announced the suspension of the Lagos-Ogun MTTS on March 25 as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state and the country.

Though the MTTS has yet to resume, the corporation has been operating freight Apapa to Alagomeji Terminals in Yaba as well as to Ijoko Terminals in Ogun.