The Lagos State Government has announced that the first phase of the Blue Rail Line will commence operation on Monday, September 4.
The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, made this known at the Marina Train Station on Wednesday.
Akinajo also noted that the first train ride would kick off by 9 am with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on board, along with other passengers, from Marina to Mile 2 Train Station.
Mrs Akinajo explained that for the first four weeks, the train would run only 12 trips with the locomotive system.
After one month, LAMATA will commence electric-powered train operation with 76 trips, also with an estimated passenger capacity between 150,000 and 175,000, from 5.30 am to 11 pm on a daily basis.
The train will only stop for 90 seconds at each station, she noted, saying the transport palliative announced by Governor Sanwo-Olu would also reflect on train transportation.
LAMATA MD appealed to residents of Lagos not to cross the rail tracks because it is energised, adding that anyone found carrying out illegal activities across the five train stations would be prosecuted.