The Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernization Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan after inspecting the three mega stations and seven minor stations of the newly constructed standard gauge railway.
The Minister said the extension would allow massive freight movement and ease Lagos roads.
He also took a train ride to Apapa Port which had been connected to the standard gauge track.
Mr Amaechi was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Magdalene Ajani; Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mallam Musa Al-Hassan and the Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria.
The Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria said that the Lagos to Ibadan train service would be increased from once per day to twice daily.