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Lagos blue rail lines will start operation by Dec. 31, 2022.

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The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has said that the Lagos Blue rail lines will be operational
by Dec. 31, 2022.

The Railway Engineer of LAMATA, Mr Joseph Akinpelu, said this when he led 57 Students of Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM), Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech), Epe campus, on sensitisation of the Blue Rail Line Station at National Theartre, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the blue line from Okokomaiko in Lagos West on Lagos-Badagry Expressway after Lagos State University (LASU) is to come from Okokomaiko to Mile 2 through Orile, elevated to pass the National Arts Theatre, then sea crossing and finally end up in Marina was started by Babatunde Fashola’s administration in , was conceived by Sanwo-Olu-led administration.

While explaining the potentials and benefits of the project to the students, he said some of the station would be integrated with other modes of transportation.

Akinpelu said that some of the stations would have feeder bus stations working with the railway operation to give passengers transportation option.

“At Mile 2, we are going to have an option of water transportation so that Lagosians can choose any of the mode of transportation for easier access to their destinations.

“The Blue line railway operation will reduce traffic congestion due to various option that will be available at the end of the completion of the rail project.

“Lagosians should expect a very robust transportation at the end of 2022, they should expect fear price and enjoyable infrastructure in the transport sector,” he said.

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