The Lagos District of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Tuesday said no fewer than 738,738 passengers used its services between January and April 2016.
The NRC District Manager, Jerry Oche, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Oche said that all the passengers were conveyed through the corporations Mass Transit Train Services, its Diesel Multiple Units and Express Services.
The manager added that a total of 1,575.4 tons of containers were transported through the corporation’s freight train services within the period.
“We are doing our best to render best services to the numerous commuters that patronise our operations within the available facility and we will not relent on our mandate.
“We want to carry more passengers and goods to increase revenue for the government. Our concern is punctuality and service delivery.
“We will make sure we don’t disappoint our passengers; we will improve on our service delivery. We run 16 trains every day except if there are issues,’’ he said.
The manager said that the corporation anticipates more patronage as a result of the increase in the price of petrol.
He said that the district had been consistent in running its 16 train services, to meet passengers demand.
Oche however urged commuters to desist from riding on the roof tops of moving trains, to ensure their safety.