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Lagos Rail: Sanwo-Olu Commemorates Completion of Infrastructure for First Phase

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday commemorated the completion of the infrastructure of the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue line from Marina to Mile 2.

Sanwo-Olu said at the National Theatre Station that the first phase covered five stations and a 13-kilometer stretch out of the total of 27km that is the entire Blue Line.

He said that the line would be powered by electricity to be supplied from a standalone Independent Power Plant.

“The Blue Line no doubt has had an interesting history, with many delays in the completion, which I must say were not due to a lack of enthusiasm or commitment on the part of the Lagos State Government,” he said.

“Our vision for an integrated transport system is enunciated in the Traffic Management and Transportation pillar of our T.H.E.M.E.S agenda,” he added.

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Sanwo-Olu said the Transportation Strategy was a multimodal one, bringing together the various elements of road, rail, and water, and ensuring that they were seamlessly integrated.

He said that the event was, however, not the inauguration of the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, but was to commemorate the completion of the project construction.


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