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Lagos govt acquires trains for the red line metro project

Adodo Osewengie

The Lagos State Government has acquired two new Talgo Intra-City Ten Coach metropolitan trains for the Red Line Metro Project.

The new trains have been set on transit to Lagos.

The Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclose that the newly acquired intra-city trains that were supposed to connect Madison and Milwaukee in Wisconsin, United States, are now headed for Lagos State to transverse the eight stations in the 37 Kilometres Red Line on completion.

However, the train will also ply the Oyingbo and Agbado route to help ameliorate the stress caused by the Lagos road gridlocks.

”Today, I inspected our newly acquired Talgo Intra-City Ten Coach metropolitan trains, for our Red Line Metro project in Lagos. 

“These new trains which were originally intended to connect Madison and Milwaukee in the United States, are now headed for Lagos state.

“The 37 kilometres Red Line Project on completion will traverse eight stations and move passengers from Agbado to Oyingbo,” he said.

Affirmatively, the governor assured that the project will be duly completed as concerted efforts have been put in to ensure all the relevant infrastructures, such as the train stations, are completed to standard in due time.

“We have completed the deal for the acquisition of the trains and we are ramping up the completion of the ancillary infrastructure like the train stations. 

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He assured that within the year the project would have been completed to aid the movement of Lagosians while giving them an alternative to access a stress-free transport system.

“We are irrevocably committed to completing the Red Line Metro rail project by the end of this year and bringing a new lease of life to public transportation in Lagos,” Sanwo-Olu added.
 
The governor was in the United States with other Lagos State government officials to broker the deal.

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