Lagos Blue Rail Mass Transit commences commercial operations 40 years after
After being first conceived in 1983, the Lagos State Government has finally started the Blue Line Rail Mass Transit in commercial operation.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, is reportedly riding in his inaugural ride from Marina to Mile 2 according to a live broadcast by Channels Television that the Daily Post observed on Monday.
Recall that former President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the first phase of the train station in Lagos in January.
The first phase extends from Marina to Mile 2 and is 13 kilometers long.
The 27-kilometer rail line will transport about 500,000 passengers daily.
The first phase has five stations: Marina, National Theatre, Iganmu, Alaba, and Orile.
The full trip from Marina to Mile 2 will cost N750, while zonal fares—ffor passengers who are not making a full trip—wwill be between N400 and N500.
The Blue Line Rail Project was proposed in 1983 during the administration of the former Governor of Lagos State, the Late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
The rail network was flagged off 20 years later, during the administration of Bola Tinubu, in 2003.
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