Operations of the Lagos Blue Line Rail began on Monday with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and some eminent personalities boarding the first ride from Marina to Mile-2.
The first phase of the rail line has five stations located in Marina, National Theatre, Iganmu, Alaba, and Orile.
According to the Lagos State Government, the first phase of the rail service will transport 250,000 passengers daily.
The first phase which extends from Marina to Mile 2 is 13 kilometres. The second phase which extends from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko is 14 kilometres. When completed, the entire 27km rail line will transport about 500,000 passengers daily.
The full trip from Marina to Mile 2 will cost ₦750, while zonal fares for passengers who are not making a full trip will be between ₦400 and ₦500.
Meanwhile, the State Government has also warned residents of the State to avoid crossing the track of the Blue Rail line.
“Dear Lagosians, please be reminded as we kick off the commercial operations of the Lagos Blue Line Rail transport on Monday, that the rail line is electrified. Don’t cross the rail lines because it is dangerous. Use the overhead bridges that have been provided by Govt,” the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, wrote on Twitter, formerly X.
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