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Lagos Govt Takes Delivery Of Two Train Sets Ahead Of Blue Line Launch

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January 09, (THEWILL) – The Lagos State Government has taken delivery of two new train sets for the Blue Line rail.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Monday and said that the passenger trains have been cleared at the port of entry.

The Governor, in December 2022, led members of his cabinet, the State House of Assembly, and journalists to take the first trip aboard the electric-powered Blue Line rail infrastructure, from the National Theatre Station to the station in Marina.

The test run was for the project’s first phase, spanning 13 kilometres and extending from Mile 2 to Marina, covering five stations.

On the new set of trains, Sanwo-Olu said via his social media handles on Monday, that the “Passenger trains have been cleared at the port of entry, and have been moved to the National Theatre station where they have been lifted onto the elevated rail tracks.

“I am indeed glad to inform the good people of Lagos that with the arrival of these train sets, we’re on course with our plans to change the face of the rail transport system in Lagos State.”

The newly completed rail project is expected to be commissioned this month by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The rail line will begin operations after further test running and is expected to move 250,000 passengers daily.