JUST IN: Tinubu arrives Ikeja to unveil Red Line rail

President Bola Tinubu has arrived in the Ikeja axis of Lagos State to commission the Lagos Red Line rail.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had in December 2023 when he unveiled the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line Ikeja Overpass promised that the rail would be unveiled by Tinubu before the end of the first quarter of 2024.

He added that the Red Line rail, when operational, will convey about 500,000 passengers daily.

“The completion and formal commissioning of this safety infrastructure is a precursor to the commencement of passenger operations of the Red Line which will be commissioned by our dear President, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, in the first quarter of next year.

“In the last four and a half years of our administration, we have prioritised the implementation of our integrated transportation system under the traffic management and transportation pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S.+ agenda. As a result, we have delivered life-enhancing transport infrastructures that are making life easier for the average Lagosian.

“The LRMT Red Line rail system, the first phase of which we project will move more than 500,000 passengers daily, stretches over a distance of 27 kilometres from Agbado to Oyingbo, with eight stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and terminates at Oyingbo,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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