Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has initiated the commencement of commercial operations for the Blue Line Rail within the state.
The railway system, which was inaugurated in January 2023 by former President Muhammadu Buhari, will connect Marina to Mile 2.
Sanwo-Olu became the inaugural passenger at the Marina station, where he was accompanied by other dignitaries to participate in the test run of the commercial operations.
The Managing Director of the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo, announced that commencing on Tuesday, September 5, partial passenger services will begin during specific hours.
Morning peak hours will be from 6:30 am to 10 am, and afternoon peak hours will be from 4 pm to 9:30 pm. Initially, there will be 12 trips per day for two weeks, with plans to gradually increase this to 76 trips per day.
As previously mentioned, Akinjo highlighted that after this one-month period, LAMATA will introduce electric-powered train operations, consisting of 76 daily trips. It is expected that the daily passenger count will range from 150,000 to 175,000. These services will be operational from 5:30 am to 11 pm daily, with a brief 90-second stop at each station.
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Additionally, she emphasized that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s transportation relief measures will also apply to train services.
Mrs. Akinajo urged Lagos residents not to cross the rail tracks due to their electrified state and warned that engaging in unlawful activities near the five train stations would result in legal action.