Build it and they will come! Lagos Blue Rail Line train is an instant success: Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday joined fellow Lagosians and state officials in celebrating the opening of the new rail line.
The 13-kilometer Mile 2 to Marina Lagos Blue Rail Line is definitely a game changer for transportation within the commercial nerve center of the nation, Lagos.
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For residents of Mile 2, Festac and Amuwo-Odofin environs, it’s a new way of commuting between the Ojo area of Lagos and the ever-busy Marina/CMS centre of business activities.
The comfort for commuters are excellent as far as intra-state mode of transportation is concern in Lagos. The train carriages are equipped with state-of-the-art seats, television screens and an unfailing cooling system.
It provides a huge relief from the ever-frustrating Lagos traffic compared to what obtains on the roads between Marina and Mile 2. Within 15 minutes of boarding, passengers are at their destinations.
The train ride takes passengers high up above the National Theatre in Iganmu, above the Apongbon end of the Third Mainland Bridge, allowing passengers rare viewing access to sights that will ordinarily be visible only when onboard a plane that is descending into an airport.
Transforming Africa, one railway line at a time.