We have acquired three additional trains for blue line rail project, says Sanwo-Olu
Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the state government has acquired three new trains for the blue line rail project.
This was disclosed by Sanwo-Olu at the flag-off ceremony of the construction of the Opebi/Ojota link bridges on Wednesday.
Recall that Sanwo-Olu had stated that the state’s metro rail lines would begin operation before the end of this year.
Last week, the governor had visted the factory of Talgo Inc, a train manufacturer, in Milwaukee, to complete the purchase of two Series 8 trains for the red line train project in the state.
The Blue Line is designed to start from Okokomaiko and terminate at Marina, while the Red Line runs from Agbado to Marina.
The second phase will serve Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The governor said the newly-acquired trains would be unveiled at the appropriate time.
“I stand here very humbly that just last week and everybody has reported it, we were able to close the deal on the acquisition of a 10-coach, 10-train intracity rail from Taglo in Milwaukee, the United States. This is for the red line project,” he said.
“But, what we have not announced is not just for the red line. We have actually acquired three sets of trains for the blue line as well.
“We will be unveiling that when it also comes in.
“We’ve done all of these things very quietly, but we don’t want to talk much. We just want the action, and you will see that all of the things that we are promising our citizens will come into fruition.”