The Lagos State Government has officially commenced the commercial operation of the Blue Line Rail Mass Transit, marking a significant milestone after its conception back in 1983. During a live broadcast by Channels Television on Monday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu took an inaugural ride from Marina to Mile-2.
It’s worth noting that the first phase of the train station in Lagos was inaugurated by former President Muhammadu Buhari in January. This initial phase covers a distance of 13 kilometers, extending from Marina to Mile 2. The entire 27-kilometer rail line is expected to transport approximately 500,000 passengers daily.
Within the first phase, there are five stations, namely Marina, National Theatre, Iganmu, Alaba, and Orile stations. The fare for a full trip from Marina to Mile 2 is set at N750, while zonal fares, designed for passengers not traveling the entire route, will range between N400 and N500.
The Blue Line Rail Project was initially proposed in 1983, during the tenure of the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who served as the Governor of Lagos State. The project was eventually launched 20 years later, in 2003, during the administration of Bola Tinubu.
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