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Lagos Announces ‘Momentary Pause’ On Blue Rail Operations

Sanwo-Olu said the suspension of services for the two days is to allow for increase in train trips from 12 to 54.


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The project was conceived in 1983. Twitter@jidesanwoolu

 

The Lagos State Government says there will be a “momentary pause” on the services of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line on Saturday after the morning peak service and for the entire day on Sunday.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this in a post on X, formerly Twitter on Wednesday, said the suspension of services for the two days is to allow for increase in train trips from 12 to 54.

Noting that the plan is to achieve 74 trips by the end of November, Sanwo-Olu added that the momentary shut down will allow switch to electricity and ensure the safety of the passengers.

“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.

“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,” Sanwo-Olu concluded.