Akin Akinwale, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has listed nine critical details about the Lagos Blue Line Rail Mass Transit launched by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday, September 4.
Akinwale stated that the Lagos Blue Line Rail Mass Transit has emerged as a beacon of progress, connecting millions of Lagosians with a modern transportation system that promises to reshape the urban landscape.
He added that the completed 27-kilometre rail line will substantially impact the city’s transportation ecosystem.
He also expressed optimism that the project represents a significant milestone in Lagos’s journey towards becoming a world-class metropolis where progress and connectivity go hand in hand.
He lists the facts of the projects below:
- The Lagos Blue Line Rail Mass Transit was conceived in 1983 by Late Lateef Jakande.
- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu officially flagged off the rail network in 2003.
- President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the project’s first phase in January.
- The first phase of the rail line covers a distance of 13 kilometres, stretching from Marina to Mile 2.
- Once completed, the 27-kilometer rail line is expected to transport approximately 500,000 passengers daily.
- Five stations are along the route: Marina, National Theatre, Iganmu, Alaba, and Orile station.
- The cost of a whole trip from Marina to Mile 2 is N750.
- Zonal fares will range between N400 and N500, making it more affordable for passengers travelling shorter distances.
- The project is intended to benefit all Lagosians, improving transportation and connectivity in the city.