Lagos Blue Rail Mass Transit commences commercial operations
The Lagos State Government has commenced commercial operation of the Blue Line Rail Mass Transit years after it was first conceived in 1983.
According to a live broadcast on Monday, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is taking an inaugural ride from Marina to Mile-2.
Recall that former President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the first phase of the train station in Lagos in January.
The first phase extends from Marina to Mile 2 and is 13 kilometres.
The 27km rail line will transport about 500,000 passengers daily.
The first phase has five stations — Marina, National Theatre, Iganmu, Alaba and Orile station.
The full trip from Marina to Mile 2 will cost N750, while zonal fares — for passengers who are not making a full trip — will be between N400 and N500.
The Blue Line Rail Project was proposed in 1983 during the administration of the former Governor of Lagos State, the Late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
The rail network was flagged off 20 years later, during the administration of Bola Tinubu in 2003.