The first phase of the Light Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line in Lagos state, a pivotal initiative in Nigeria’s urban development landscape, is almost set.
Experts say the facility will ensure residents enjoy a transformative journey toward efficient, sustainable, and modern transportation.
As part of efforts to ensure the rail line is ready for use soon, the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Engr. Mrs Abimbola Akinajo recently inspected the five train stations of the facility’s first phase.
The agency revealed on its Twitter page:
”Today, the MD of LAMATA, Engr. Mrs Abimbola Akinajo inspected the five train stations of the first phase of the LRMT Blue Line from Marina to Mile 2.
”At each station, she looked at the directional signs, the Automatic Fare Collection system, the functioning of the lifts and escalators, and the CCTV.
”She also inspected the Independent Power Plant, which has a combined output of five megawatts and the temporary maintenance yard. She expressed optimism for the commencement of passenger operations very soon.”
With the first phase almost set, commuters who once grappled with traffic snarls and time-consuming commutes will experience the convenience of a well-designed, integrated rail network.
”This transformative project is a testament to the nation’s ability to embrace change, innovate purposefully, and set a new course toward urban excellence,” an expert said recently.