Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced officially that the BLUE LINE RAIL Phase 1 (Marina to Mile 2) will be officially completed next week and members of the public will be invited to witness it.
On Wednesday, the state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mudashiru Obasa, speaker, House of Assembly; members of the state executive council, among other prominent persons, went on a ride with the train, from the National Theatre Station, Iganmu, to Marina, on Lagos Island, signalling the readiness of the 27km intra-city rail system.
Speaking during the event, Sanwo-Olu said the project, was the first to be embarked upon by a sub national in Africa, was a promise kept, and would ease the transportation difficulty of the residents of the state.
He, however, said the official opening will be in January 2023 by President Muhammadu Buhari when the second phase covering Mile 2 to Okokomaiko will commence.
The Blue Rail mass transit line is a 27km project spanning Marina, Iganmu, Mile 2, Alaba and Okokomaiko.
Five stations have been completed, with 13km of the rail tracks laid in the first phase. This first phase will transport 250,000 passengers daily and, when completed, the entire 27km will transport about 500,000 passengers daily. Each train comprises four coaches and each coach can take up to 180 passengers conveniently.
Writing By Marian Benjamin & Julian Osamoto