President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has inaugurated the 37-Km Red Line Rail Project in Lagos. The project, an intra-state rail service aimed at improving transportation within the city.

The red line will share the right-of-way with the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Railway. The route will initially run from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in Lagos, with notable stations including Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and Oyingbo.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the commissioning of the Lagos Red Line project isn’t just about improving the city’s mobility, but about reshaping the urban landscape and setting a new pace for development.

In a brief statement on X (formerly Twitter), the governor also noted that by connecting critical points across Lagos, “we’re opening doors to opportunities, growth, and a sustainable future”.

The governor had on Saturday carried out a test run of the Lagos Red Line ahead of today’s commissioning of the project by President Bola Tinubu.

He further asserted that the commissioning of the LMRT Red Line is more than just a project, adding that it is “a generational leap for our city”.

The Red Line is a 37 km rail line integrating key bus terminals at Oyingbo, Yaba, Oshodi, Ikeja, and Iju.

“This launch is a testament to what we can achieve when we dream big and work together. The LMRT Red Line is a cornerstone in our journey to make Lagos a global model city for urban excellence.

“Let’s ride into a brighter, more connected future together,” the governor charged Lagosians and all Nigerians who live and do business within the Lagos metropolis.

The Red Line Rail Project in Lagos, Nigeria, represents a significant infrastructure development aimed at improving transportation within the city.

There are several key aspects worth noting. Our correspondent, Dare Idowu, provides some insights into the new rail line to be commissioned by President Bola Tinubu.

The Red Line is envisioned as a vital metro link within the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor. Spanning 37 kilometers, it will share the right-of-way with the Lagos–Kano Standard Gauge Railway.

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