Governor Sanwo-Olu procures additional rail stock to enhance operations on the Red and Blue lines of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) system.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has facilitated the procurement of additional rolling stock for the Blue Line and Red Line rail operations. Expected to arrive in Lagos from China by the end of the year, these extra rolling stocks aim to alleviate the transportation challenges faced by millions of Lagos residents.

The Lagos State team, working in collaboration with its partners, successfully negotiated an agreement for the additional rolling stocks, ensuring their delivery before the end of 2024. This timeframe represents a significant reduction compared to the typical two-year period required for the construction company to manufacture the coaches.

During a meeting between Lagos State officials and the President and management of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in Beijing, China, Governor Sanwo-Olu reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to completing the second phase of the Blue Line rail project. Additionally, he reiterated the government’s dedication to commencing the commercial operations of the Red Line rail project.

He said, “We have made requests for additional rolling stocks for Red Line and Blue Line. That conversation is ongoing. We have started making payments and hope that because of our commitment, we will get those rolling stocks before the end of the year.”

“With the new rolling stocks, we will have a more predictable journey time; the commuters and passengers would be more committed, and we will see an improvement in the quality of lives and reduction of traffic gridlocks in the city,”

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