The Lagos Rail Mass Transit Blue Line System has begun its much-anticipated commercial operations.
The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, became the first passenger to ride on the train during its inaugural ride as operations began on Monday.
At the kick off monitored by our Correspondent, the Governor boarded the train from the Marina terminal enroute Mile 2.
The 27km rail line will transport about 500,000 passengers daily.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, also assured residents that the Redline Light Rail system from Ebute-Metta to Agbado will be ready by the end of 2023 as the project is 95% completed.
Sanwo-Olu revealed this to the media after officially launching the blue light rail passenger service with his deputy, Dr Femi Hamzat, who had already taken the train’s inaugural ride from Lagos’ CMS Terminal to Mile-2 Station.
The governor, said that the flyover being constructed for the Red Line would be commissioned and opened gradually beginning from the end of September so that passengers and motorists can start using the facilities – the Ikeja-Along Bridge, Yaba, Oyingbo and others.
“The train stations will also be unveiled also gradually, the rolling stock is being retrofitted already. We are just putting finishing touches to the project.” He said