So many things make Lagos as energetic as it is and one them is certainly the ever crowded bus stops where nothing and everything happens. Here are the Top Ten most crowded bus stops in Lagos. 1. Obalende: Obalende is the junction that connects the Island to the Mainland, people coming from Ikoyi, Yaba, Oshodi,
So many things make Lagos as energetic as it is and one them is certainly the ever crowded bus stops where nothing and everything happens. Here are the Top Ten most crowded bus stops in Lagos.
1. Obalende: Obalende is the junction that connects the Island to the Mainland, people coming from Ikoyi, Yaba, Oshodi, V.I all meet here to connect to where they are going next. Always crowded at all times of the day and you can actually find a bus that is going anywhere in Lagos in Obalende.
2. Oshodi: Oshodi is another bus stop that sees at least a million people daily. The human traffic in Oshodi is unbelievable. People from Ikeja, Third Mainland Bridge, Mile 2 all converge here to transit to their different destinations.
3. Ojota: Ojota is the landing ground for many first-time visitors to Lagos as most inter state buses from off their passengers here. There’s an overwhelming number of interstate buses that pass through Ojota bus stop daily and it is also a take off point for people that want to head to Ikorodu and Ketu.
4. CMS: CMS just like Obalende is the center point that connects mainland to the Island. There’s a large BRT bus station there too. Not forgetting the many corporate head offices around the area and the popular Balogun market that brings so many people to the bus stop.
5. Ikeja: Ikeja bus stop is quite big because it extends from Old Ikeja terminus to Under-bridge, Ikeja-Along to Ikeja-Inside. You could argue that these are different bus stops but so is the case with Oshodi, Mushin, Obalende and other major bus stops in Lagos, they are majorly a combination of smaller bus stops.
6. Idumota: Eko bridge, 3rd Mainland bridge and Carter Bridge are the three bridges connect the Island to the Mainland here in Lagos, and at the Lagos Island end of Carter bridge is Idumota bus stop, it extends, right from the bridge all along Nnamdi Azikiwe into the old bus terminus just before the iconic Lagos Central Mosque. Just like CMS there’s a market quite close to the bus stop.
7. Mile 2: Mile 2 serves as a major bus stop, with the intersection of Lagos-Badagry and Apapa Oshodi Express way which are 2 major roads in Lagos. At this bus stop you can get a bus going to Festac Town, Satellite Town, Trade Fair Complex, Ojo Town and Barracks, Lagos State University, Alaba International market, Okokomaiko, Ajangbadi, Ijanikin, Agbara all the way to Badagry and Seme border into Benin Republic just at this one place. Imagine the crowd!
8. Ojuelegba: Ojuelegba is the middleman between Yaba and Surulere, on this bus stop is where you will find many interstate bus parks because of the centrality of the area. This bus stop also has a very vibrant nightlife which means there are different businesses running for 24 hours aided by well-lit roads.
9. Iyana Ipaja: Iyana Ipaja is the biggest bus stop along the Alimosho axis of Lagos as it services people going to places like Abeokuta, Ifo, Sango-Ota in Ogun state Alagbado, Alakuko, Abule Egba and many more heading towards Ikeja, Lagos Island and beyond. Iyana Ipaja is always crowded because it takes commuters to several heavily populated areas within Alimosho Local Government Area, like Igando, Ikotun, Egbeda, Idimu and others extending to Ogun state.
10. Mushin: Mushin is also an access point to the highly populated Alimosho area of Lagos through Isolo into Iyana Ejigbo and Ikotun. It is a bus stop for many people from these locations moving towards the Island. There are also buses that will link you to places like CMS, Eko-Idumota, Yaba, Ojuelegba, Oshodi and many other important parts of Lagos.
Also not forgetting Ikorodu:
Ikorodu: Ikorodu has turned out to be the latest hub for Lagosians seeking a quiet and serene environment to stay. Ikorodu at least houses 2 – 3 million people, most of which work on the urban parts of Lagos so the movement of these people makes the bus stop over crowded. Some people queue up for BRT others just struggle for the small buses.