LAGOS STATE LAUNCHES LAGOS RAIL MASS TRANSIT (LMRT) BLUE LINE OPERATIONS

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The just completed infrastructure for the first phase of Lagos Rail Mass Transit, LMRT, Blue Line operations has been commissioned by the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The project is being handled by the management of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority will transit between Marina to Mile-2 axis of the State to serve as part of measures put in place to decongest road traffic.

This achievement is the fulfilment of the commitment made by Sanwo-Olu of completing the project in the last quarter of 2022 ahead of the passenger operations slated for the first quarter of 2023.

A 27-kilometer rail system from Marina to Okokomaiko, the LRMT Blue Line is one of the six rail lines and monorails prescribed for Lagos in the state’s Strategic Transport Master Plan (STMP).

The construction is divided into phases for easy implementation and is expected to carry more than 500,000 passengers when fully completed. 

However, the first phase, which is a 13-kilometer rail system, is expected to move nearly 200,000 passengers daily with five stations at Mile 2, Suru-Alaba, Orile Iganmu, National Theatre and Marina.

For its operation, an independent power plant would be built to power the rail system.

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