Lagos’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reports that the state has received two brand-new train sets for the project’s initial phase.
On Monday, Sanwo-Olu revealed this in a tweet.
The Lagos Strategic Transport Master Plan calls for six rail lines and monorails, including the Blue Line Project (STMP). For ease of implementation, the construction has been broken up into phases. When the entire line is finished, it is anticipated to move more than 500,000 passengers.
Mile 2, Suru-Alaba, Orile Iganmu, National Theatre, and Marina are the five stops along the first phase’s 13-kilometer route from Marina to Mile 2. A daily capacity of around 200,000 passengers is anticipated.
“We have taken delivery of two new train sets for the blue line rail,’ the tweet reads.
“These passenger trains have been cleared at the port of entry, and have been moved to the National Theatre station where they have been lifted onto the elevated rail tracks.
“I am indeed glad to inform the good people of Lagos that with the arrival of these train sets, we’re on course with our plans to change the face of the rail transport system in Lagos state. A greater Lagos is indeed rising.”
The most recent development occurs as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to inaugurate the facility later this month.
Sanwo-Olu reported in January 2022 that the state has purchased three new trains for the blue line rail project.
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Before the end of 2022, he had stated, the state’s metro rail lines would go into service.
However, Sanwo-Olu claimed the first phase of the blue line rail’s construction was finished in December of last year, adding that the project would be inaugurated in January 2023 and operations would start in the following month.
Here are pictures of the new train sets.
- Tijani Pepper is a news reporter at Panel News, and gistreportar. He is a passionate journalist in Politics, Sports development and investigative journalism.
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