- Test-running for the kick-off of full commercial operations
“What we are gathered for is to commemorate the completion of the project construction,” Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Wednesday, 21, 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria at the completion of the state-built new rail line, the first phase of the Blue Line of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT).
With many officials of the state and well wishers taking a ride from Lagos Mainland to Apongbon/CMS on the Lagos Island, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said “In the first quarter of 2023, we will put together a fitting official commissioning. Until then, we have an important phase of test-running to carry out, to ensure that everything is in place and in order, for the kick-off of full commercial operations.”
“Let me make it clear that today is not the commissioning of the inaugural phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit. What we are gathered for is to commemorate the completion of the project construction.”
The Lagos State Governor said “In 1902, a tramway system was launched here in the city of Lagos, connecting the Mainland to Lagos Island. That tramway quickly became an important part of social and commercial life in early 20th century Lagos.”
“Now, one hundred and twenty years later, we are remaking history with the completion of yet another historic rail line, the first phase of the Blue Line of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT).
The first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line stretches from Marina to Mile 2, covering five Stations and a 13- kilometre stretch, out of the total of 27km that is the entire Blue Line, and will run from Marina to Okokomaiko (about 38.3 kilometers to ancient town of Badagry, Lagos).
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