Lagos rail network to grow with the addition of Green and Purple Lines

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the commencement of preliminary efforts for the addition of the Green and Purple Lines, expanding the state’s rail network.

This announcement was made during the inauguration of the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line, a ceremony presided over by President Bola Tinubu, as highlighted in a press release issued by Kolawole Ojelabi, the Head of Corporate Communication for the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), on Friday.

In his address at the event, Governor Sanwo-Olu pointed out that the introduction of the Blue and Red Lines marks just the outset of a comprehensive transportation vision. He elaborated that the LRMT’s strategic plan includes the development of a total of six rail lines within the state.

“We have already started preliminary work on the next two: the Green and Purple Lines.”
“The Green Line is a 71.49-kilometer route from Marina to the Lekki Free Zone, one of the fastest-growing industrial areas on the continent today, and where we will be citing the new Lagos International Airport.”
“The Purple Line is a 54.35-kilometer line from the Redemption Camp to Ojo, near the Lagos State University. The final two lines will be the Orange and the Yellow Lines,”

Speaking further, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that comprehensive plans for the two rail lines will be disclosed as the government advances with its design phase.

Source: Nairametrics

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