Lagos State Government buys two sets of brand new 10-car Metro Trains for Lagos Red line project.
The Red Line Project is a 37-kilometers rail system that runs from Agbado to Oyingbo area of the state.
At the completion of the Red Line and Blue Line Projects, Lagos will witness a major boost in its transportation sector.
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the acquisition of two sets of brand new 10-car Metro Trains for Lagos Red line project, a 37-km rail system that runs from Agbado to Oyingbo area of the state.
The two 330-km trains, built by Spanish-based high-speed train manufacturer, Talgo Incorporated Company, were originally intended for a high-speed rail line that will connect Madison and Milwaukee cities in the United States.
Talgo 330-km High-speed Trains
While announcing the purchase on his official Facebook page, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said :
“Today, I inspected our newly acquired Talgo 330kmph speed train for our Red Line Metro project in Lagos.
“The 37 kilometres Red Line on completion will traverse eight stations and move passengers from Agbado to Oyingbo.
“We have completed the deal for the acquisition of the two high speed trains while we are ramping up the completion of the ancillary infrastructure like the train stations.
We are irrevocably committed to completing the Red Line Metro rail project by the end of this year and bring a new lease of life to public transportation in Lagos.”
During an inspection visit to the ongoing Red and Blue Rail Line project sites on January 03 2022, Sanwo-Olu says that the projects is on course and assured Lagosians that both Rail Projects will be completed by the end of the year.
“Our promise on the red and blue line is still on course. We believe that, by coming on a quarterly basis to supervise them, we would ensure that before the end of this year, we will see the trains on top of the tracks. That is our commitment and we will begin to monitor check ourselves.”
At the completion of the Red line and Blue line projects – a significant achievement in its rail system – Lagos will witness a major boost in its transportation sector.