LAMATA says the Lagos Blue and Red rail lines will be operational by December 2022.
The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has revealed that the Lagos Blue and Red rail lines will be operational by December 2022.
This was made known by the General Manager of the agency, Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, during a visit by the officials of the Office of Transformation, Creativity and innovation, (Office of Head of Service) on Wednesday, in Lagos.
Akinajo said that LAMATA was working assiduously to ensure the delivery of the rail lines to passenger operation by December 2022.
“These two lines will change the transport landscape of Lagos when operational. We have a transport master plan which speaks to the vision of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation.
“We have six rail lines and one monorail, 14 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors, over 20 water routes and we are sure that when all of these are properly harnessed, Lagos will join the league of cities with an efficient transport system.”
“We have advertised four other rail lines for the private sector to invest. We are working on the private sector so they could bring in about 1,500 high capacity buses by 2022.
“We would be launching our First Mile Last Mile scheme very soon. We are working on the construction of two interchanges at Mile 2 and CMS. We want to ensure that Lagosians travel in comfort.”