There will be a 31-km redline passengers rail service from Oyingbo, Lagos State, to Agbado in Ogun State which is set to begin in the first quarter of 2023. This was made known during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the rail project between Ogun and Lagos states. Secretary to the Ogun State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, has said. The SSG said what brings convenience to one will mean the same for the other due to their proximity.
Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr. Frederick Oladeinde said the total length of the 31km redline rail project was 31km. He said the first phase of 25km stretch from Oyingbo to Agbado was already being constructed and “will be completed by the end of this year”.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Transportation Gbenga Dairo said the state government intended to extend train services beyond Agbado to other parts of the state such as Ijoko, Kajola, among others. He hailed the Lagos State Government’s initiative in investing massively in rail infrastructure, saying: “The two states are already taking advantage of the significant investment of the Federal Government through the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) along the Lagos/Ibadan standard gauge railway infrastructure, to ensure transportation is effective and efficient to serve the economic needs of Lagos and Ogun as the commercial nerve and industrial hub of the nation.”
Other dignitaries at the event included the Ogun State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tunji Odunlami; Ogun Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile; Managing Director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo; Director of Lagos Rail Transportation, Olasunkanmi Okusaya and the Lagos Consultant, Corporate Communication.