10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lagos Red Line Project
August 8, 2022
The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, conducted a thorough inspection of the continuing construction work surrounding the Red Line project for the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT).
However, these are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the proposed Rail Project;
When fully operational in the first quarter of next year, the transportation system being built by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) will be able to carry more than 500,000 passengers daily.
2) In the first phase, the Red Line will go on standard gauge from Agbado to Oyingbo, and in the second phase, it will come to an end at Iddo. It will cut travel time by more than two hours and has eight stations.
3) Although they are 300 meters apart, the Babatunde Raji Fashola Station constructed by the Federal Government and the Agege Red Line terminal share the same yard.
4) The Lagos government constructed staff housing for federal government-employed railroad personnel.
5) The project to build the bridge connecting Awolowo Way to Agege Motor Road and the Mongoro Bus Stop would be completed by the end of October.
6) The entire project has entered the finishing stage, where precast beams and other concrete fittings are being connected to the built structures.
7)The residential zones will be cordoned off from the rail track to prevent human involvement.
8) The construction work on the overpasses is currently at different stages of completion but all work would be done by December.
9) The construction currently sit on a 37-kilometer-long rail infrastructure.
10) The Lagos State Government paid an extensive amount in terms of compensation to residents affected by the Project.