Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspects Red Line train station and overpass bridge at Ikeja.
Says it will have the capacity to transport over 1,000,000 passengers daily when it becomes operational.
The 37-kilometre-long Red Line rail infrastructure has eight stations and it is expected to reduce travel by over two hours.
It will traverse from Agbado to Oyingbo, in the first phase, while terminating at Iddo in the second phase.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday March 5th 2023, went on a tour of the Red Line train station and overpass bridge at Ikeja to assess the level of completion of the infrastructure.
Sanwo-Olu, who was joined on the tour by the MD of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Engr. Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo, assured Lagosians that the rail project would be delivered on its scheduled completion date.
He added that the Ikeja Mega Terminal of the Red Line will have the capacity to transport over 1,000,000 (1 Million) passengers daily when it becomes fully operational.
“Today, I was at the Ikeja Mega Terminal of the Red Line to inspect the level of work that has been put into the construction.
“The terminal serves as a multimodal point of exchange, bridging the gap between the Red Line and BRT buses on the Ikeja, Oshodi-Abule Egba axis.
“When in full operation, this station will process about one million passengers per day.
“This project is important to me as it ties directly into our transportation plan and is instrumental into bringing Lagos into the forward-thinking city that we have envisioned for it to be.
“We are continously at work to make Lagos better and I give you my word, no matter the challenges that continually beset us, we will face them squarely as we continue to work hard to make life easier for our residents.”
The Red Line will have eight stations and it is expected to reduce travel by over two hours. It will traverse on standard gauge from Agbado to Oyingbo, in the first phase, while terminating at Iddo in the second phase.