Lagos acquires additional trains for blue, red line rail projects

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the acquisition of additional trains for the Blue Line and Red Line rail projects in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu in his announcement said overall, his administration aims to provide a safe, efficient, and interconnected rail system that enhances the lives of Lagosians and contributes to the city’s development.

“I am pleased to announce that we have secured additional trains- rolling stocks for the Blue Line and Red Line rail operations, aimed at providing relief to millions of Lagos residents,” he wrote on X.

“All of these are based on research by the team into the requirements for a mega city like Lagos.

“These new rolling stocks are expected to arrive at different points of the year, thanks to our team’s efforts and our partners’ collaboration.”

Sanwo-Olu said during a recent meeting with the President and management of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in Beijing, China. He reiterated the commitment of the Lagos State Government to completing the second phase of the Blue Line rail project and initiating the commercial operations of the Red Line rail project.

According to him, the focus is on improving the commuting experience for the people of Lagos state, reducing traffic congestion, and enhancing the overall quality of life in the city.

With these new rolling stocks, the governor said he is anticipating more predictable journey times, increased commuter commitment, and an overall improvement in the city’s transportation landscape.

He added that they have already completed phase one of the Blue Line and have seen a significant rise in passenger traffic.

Sanwo-Olu said his administration’s commitment to the second phase remains steadfast and will be completed before he leaves office.

The Governor added that the Red Line, being longer with more infrastructure, is expected to accommodate a larger number of passengers than the Blue Line.

“We are also focusing on ensuring the safety and efficiency of the rail corridor, including discussions about the right of way and connections between the Red Line and Blue Line for seamless passenger transit,” he said.

Source: The Guardian

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