By Bukola Hameed
The Lagos long-awaited Blue Line Rail will begin commercial operations on Monday September 4, 2023.
Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Wednesday. Mr Governor said the operations will run from Marina to Mile 2.
“Join me at 9am at Marina Station as we become the first passengers of this important project that will make daily commute easier for a lot of our residents. From Tuesday, partial passenger operations will begin from 6:30-10am and afternoon peak from 4-9:30pm.
We’re starting with 12 trips for 2 weeks, ramping up to 76 trips/day and you would be able to board the train using your Lagos Cowry Card. This is the people’s project and everyone will enjoy its world-class services. The Blue Line Rail is one of the rail projects designed to make Lagos a fully interconnected city and it will transform our city’s transport system”, he concluded.
To forestall any bridge of security, governor Sanwo-Olu affirmed that ‘there are over 300 CCTV cameras across the entire rail with over 30 cameras monitoring the tracks alone, with command and control centers available in all stations along the track”.
“Lagos, this is your project. Take ownership and treat it with decency as you would treat anything that belongs to you. Any altercation or disturbance on the train will NOT be tolerated. It goes without saying that vandalism also will NOT be tolerated”, he added.
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