Speech Delivered by Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode at the Launch of Mile 12 - Ikorodu BRT Extension Project on Thursday 12th November 2015
The Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) network is a major component of the Strategic Transport Master Plan (STMP) which has been developed to guide as a compass for the development of public transport infrastructures in the State. The STMP is a 30 year plan put together under series of intensive researches, studies and analyses of future transportation demands and needs of Lagos State as Nigeria's commercial and economic hub and one of the world's fastest growing mega cities.
BRT means Bus Rapid Transit.
BRT is a transport option, which relies on the use of dedicated 'interference' free segregated lanes to guarantee fast and reliable bus travel. The BRT buses run on physically segregated lanes and thus make them run faster in a situation where there is traffic congestion.
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) can only directly serve part of the metropolitan area and in the short/medium term the MRT network will be relatively undeveloped. Hence, the development of MRT will need to be supported by complementary quality public transport networks, integrated with MRT. The Lagos Cable Car Project is designed to deliver such a system.
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Did You Know?
The Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Purple, and Brown rail lines are the six rail projects ear-marked to crisscross the Lagos metropolist?
Upon full operation, the Blue line and Redline Rail Projects are proposed to move more than two million passengers daily?