Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

In a press release issued by Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos State Commissioner for Information, it was announced that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) is set to inaugurate the Red Line train on Thursday, February 29th, 2024.

This development marks a significant advancement in Lagos’ transportation sector.

The Red Line, the first phase of the project, will stretch from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in Lagos. With a capacity to accommodate approximately 500,000 passengers daily, the fully operational train will conduct 37 trips.

The New Red Line Train

This inauguration signifies a pivotal moment in the state’s transportation infrastructure, adding to the existing Blue Line, which operates from Marina to Mile 2. The Red Line’s initial phase boasts eight stations: Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and Oyingbo.

Expected benefits include reduced travel time, alleviation of stress-related health issues, and a boost to economic productivity. Additionally, it aims to tackle traffic congestion, minimize road accidents, and enhance commuter safety.

Furthermore, the Red Line integrates with bus terminals at key locations such as Ikeja, Oshodi, Oyingbo, Yaba, and Iju to facilitate seamless inter-modal connectivity. To ensure safety, the rail corridor features 10 vehicular overpasses and pedestrian bridges, effectively separating train traffic from vehicles and pedestrians.

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