The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured Lagosians that the Blue Line Rail Project, which is 90 per cent complete, would be ready for use in the first quarter of next year.
The governor made this known on Sunday at the inspection of the ongoing work on the project and stations at the National Theatre Iganmu, Orile, Suru Alaba, Mile 2, and Marina axis of the state.
He confirmed that the contractors are working tirelessly to ensure that the project is duly delivered while also stressing that the project will strengthen the intermodal transport system
Sanwo-Olu said this at the site of the completion of the Redline project, which is a 37km rail system that runs from Agbado to Marina, and the Blue line project, a 27.5km rail system that runs from Marina to Okokomaiko, Lagos.
He, however, cautioned residents not to loiter around the train lines as the Blue Line rail would be running on electric tracks with Electric Motor Vehicle
The governor also inspected a new four-coach train, which, according to him, is the typical train that would be used on the blue line.
Sanwo-Olu further assured Lagosians that he will add two sets of four-train coaches from China between September and October.
On safety, the governor said adequate security will be put in place at every train station and platform with the use of CCTV.
”This is the first time I am taking you on the blue line to see where we are. The first phase of the Blue line rail project starts from Mile 2 and terminates at Marina.
”Marina Station is an elevated station and it stretches out to outer Marina and terminates where the Governor’s residence is. At the end of the station, you could see that the track is broken into two bridges. The backtrack is for parking.
”We are happy that the contractors are working seven days a week. The major aspect apart from the Marina Station is a sea crossing from Eko Bridge to join the outer Marina. They would finish it in about three months.