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Lagos Blue Rail to switch to electricity, increase trips from 12 to 54.

Lagos Blue Rail to switch to electricity, increase trips from 12 to 54.

 

Segun Oladipupo

 

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The Lagos Blue Rail Line is to increase the number of trips per day from 12 to 54 strating from Monday, October 16, 2023

In his X handle, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu said that the trios are expected to increase to 74 by the end of November.

According to him, the rail service will switch off between Saturday afternoon and Sunday to switch to electric to help serve more passengers safely.

“Dear Lagosians, here is an important update on our metro line. Starting Monday, October 16, 2023, we’re increasing train trips on the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line from 12 to 54, with plans for 74 trips by the end of November.

“To make this transition, we’ll need to shut down train services on Saturday, October 14 after the morning peak service and for the entire day on Sunday, October 15, for the switch to electricity. This momentary pause is to ensure that your safety is our top priority.

“I can assure you that suspending passenger operations is a global practice to effect major changes. This switch to electricity will help us introduce more trips and help us serve more passengers safely.

“I’m proud to say that we launched the first phase of the LRMT Blue Line on September 4, 2023 and we have moved over 80,000 passengers. Our goal is to surpass 150,000 daily passengers between Marina and Mile 2 in the coming months.

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“The future of Lagos trains is bright, and I’m committed to improving your commuting experience. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to enhance our public transportation system.”

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