Tinubu arrives Lagos to commission Red Line Rail project

President Bola Tinubu is in Lagos State to officially inaugurate the Lagos Red Line rail project.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who initially announced the project’s timeline during the unveiling of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line Ikeja Overpass in December 2023, reiterated that the rail system would be commissioned by President Tinubu before the first quarter of 2024 concludes. Once operational, the Red Line rail system is expected to accommodate approximately 500,000 passengers daily.

“The completion and formal commissioning of this safety infrastructure is a precursor to the commencement of passenger operations on the Red Line, which will be commissioned by our dear President, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, in the first quarter of next year.

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“In the last four and a half years of our administration, we have prioritised the implementation of our integrated transportation system under the traffic management and transportation pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S.+ agenda. As a result, we have delivered life-enhancing transport infrastructure that are making life easier for the average Lagosian.

“The LRMT Red Line rail system, the first phase of which we project will move more than 500,000 passengers daily, stretches over a distance of 27 kilometres from Agbado to Oyingbo, with eight stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, and Yaba, and terminates at Oyingbo,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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