Governor Sanwo-Olu hints on Green and Purple rail lines

Following the commissioning of infrastructure for the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has hinted of the preliminary work on the Green and Purple Lines.

At the commissioning of the first phase of LRMT Red Line by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated the Blue and Red Lines are not the end of the story, but merely the beginning.

According to him, the LRMT plan a total of six Lines, and informed that “have already started preliminary work on the next two: the Green and Purple Lines.”

“The Green line is a 71.49-kilometre route from Marina to the Lekki Free Zone, one of the fastest-growing industrial areas on the continent today, and where we will be citing the new Lagos International Airport.

“The Purple Line is a 54.35-kilometre line from the Redemption Camp to Ojo, near the Lagos State University. The final two lines will be the Orange and the Yellow Lines,” he stated.

The Governor said detailed plans for the two rail lines would be made available as government progresses in its designs.

In his speech, President Tinubu admonished other state governors to emulate the Lagos example by easing transportation challenges in their states.

“I am pleased to declare to you that the momentum of greatness we kick-started a quarter of a century ago has become an unstoppable entity. It is not a crime to dream and dream big. Just stay focused and stay on course, particularly if your central focus is the people,” the President said.
The President lauded the Governor, management, and staff of LAMATA for being professional and “staying focused on the ball and expressed the desire to be part of the completion of the second phases of the Blue and Red line.

The highpoint of the commissioning ceremony was the contract signing for the second phase of the Red Line by the Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and the Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Zhichen Zhang.

For more information, please contact:

Kolawole Ojelabi
Consultant, Corporate Communication

Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)
KM 15, Ikorodu Road,
Ketu-Ojota Cloverleaf Interchange, Ketu, Lagos
Tel: +234-803-855-6452, 809-449-9138


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