FG launches e-ticketing for Lagos-Ibadan, Warri – Itakpe rail lines

The federal government has launched the Eme-ticket platform for Lagos-Ibadan and Warri-Itakpe rail lines.

The e- ticketing platform will, however, take effect from November 1st, 2023.

Speaking at the launch Monday in Abuja, Minister of Transportation, Saidu Akali said the initiative will ease access to tickets and end ticket racketeering.

“The essence of E-ticketing is to make it easy for our passengers to buy tickets, for security purposes and to stop ticket racketeering.”

On his part, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okharia stated the initiative will increase revenue generation for the country.

“I am so happy about this project, apart from the fact that e-ticketing will end issues of ticket racketeering, it will also increase the revenue from the routes.

“Already for !he last one week, revenue on Warri-Itakpe has increased from N3 million to N4 million and will even further increased” he stated.

Fare Solution Ltd is handling the contract on the Warri-Itakpe rail line while Global Software and Digital Solutions is handling the contract for the Lagos-Ibadan rail line.

The contract for the e-ticketing of the rail routes was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) early in 2023 at the cost of N1.96 billion for both companies.