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Travelling By Rail Experience a Nigerian train ride in these 7 photos

First, you have to endure endless queues, the stench of sweat, a raving crowd and standing onboard.

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Taking a train in Lagos play

Taking a train in Lagos

(Tolani)
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Did you know you can explore Nigeria's country sides by rail? Yes, the Nigerian Railway system is still functioning but be prepared for a lot of hassles.

Unlike other countries, boarding a train in Nigeria is not for the faint of heart. First, you have to endure endless queues, the stench of sweat, a raving crowd and standing onboard.

play Iddo terminus (Tolani)

I tried taking a train ride with my friends to Ibadan and it was one of the most adventurous and painful rides of my life (story for another day).

Meanwhile, below are candid photos of a typical train ride in Nigeria:

1. Just look at this crowd

play Multitudes at the Iddo terminus (Tolani)

2. Be prepared for darkness once its late

play Power can go off at anytime (Tolani)

3. The Lagos Terminus, Iddo

play Lagos Terminus, Iddo (Tolani)

4. This is what a first class coach looks like

play Feeling fly in a first class coach (Tolani)

5. And a sleeper coach

play A sleeper coach attached to the train (Tolani)

6. On the bright side you get to see these amazing views

play Amazing view of Ogun state from the train (Tolani)

7. And photo bomb people's pictures

play Tolani, Ebitu and Yinka on board the train (Tolani)

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