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Red Line train to carry first passengers from January 2023, says Sanwo-Olu

Ayodele Olalere

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said the Red Line trains will begin operation in January 2023 as the projects will be completed within the period.

Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance during the inspection of the Red Line projects, adding that physical infrastructure such as the train stations, bridges, all walk-ways and all pedestrian bridges will be completed by December 2022 and tested before full operation begins.

“Operationally, we should start in the first quarter next year and this was the promise we gave Lagosians that before the end of this administration, we will have passenger movement on the Red Line.
The journey on the Red Line project, which was conceived by the present administration will be delivered by the end of this year,” the governor said.

The inspection commenced from the Agege NRC Station where passengers from Ibadan can join the Intra-city train service and ended at the Ebute-Meta station.

Also at the Ikeja iconic station on the Red Line, the governor assured that works on the first class station will be completed by the end of October.

At the Mushin train station linking the bridge from Kayode road in Onipanu-Ogunmokun road, Mushin, Sanwo-Olu said that several demolitions done by the state government have been extensively paid for.

At the Yaba train station, he said that work is at the roof level, assuring that the contractor will meet the October deadline.

Also at the Ebute- Metta, Apapa Road, Muritala Muhammed road, he said that civil works on the station are completed and will also be handed over in October.