What You Need To Know About The Metro Lines In Lagos
The new coaches were delivered by Milwaukee USA on Tuesday to the Lagos State Government. Beginning in the first quarter of 2023, the coaches will be employed on the Lagos Metro Red Line Railway Project.
The initiative is a part of the T.H.E.M.E.S development strategy, which Governor Babajide Sanwo of Lagos State introduced in December 2018. The T for Traffic Management and Transportation category includes the Lagos Rail Mass Transit.
Millions of Lagosians will travel throughout the state each day on the rapid transit system thanks to the fully operational Lagos Rail project.
The Lagos State Government claims that LRMT extends to border regions of Agbado in Ogun State and includes six key corridors and one monorail line with substantial commuter traffic demand both within and outside of metropolitan Lagos.
The Red Line portion of the project will span 37 kilometers on the international standard gauge from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in the first phase and end at Iddo in Lagos in the second phase. It will start operating in the first quarter of 2019 and can carry 1.1 million passengers when fully operational.
The numerous proposed stations, including Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Sogunle, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Ebute Metta, and Iddo with connections to the international and domestic wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, have already gained the interest of many businesses, residents, and visitors along that corridor.
People who commute for hours in traffic, which has a negative influence on their health, may now anticipate traveling from Agbado to Marina in just 35 minutes, extending their life expectancy by several healthy years.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, visited the Talgo Inc. factory in Milwaukee in January of this year and bought two Series 8 trains for the Red Line train project. The Red Line’s construction was first authorized in 2008, but it was postponed by the previous administration.