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New Lagos over head tran surfaces to begin test operations December

The first phase of the Lagos Blue Line railway system designed to test run from Mile 2 (on the mainland) to Marina (on the island), will be test run by December 2022, TRIPLNET IMetrowatch has learnt

The entire length of the blue line rail is 27km and is said will run from Marina tp Mile 2.

TRIPLENET' IMetrowatch's roving camera, captured the newly mounted train at the Train station of the National Theatre Arts Complex

The rail and its station are being constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation CCECC

TRIPLENET gathered that the train operations is to kick off in December and will run from Marina to Mile 2

Meanwhile, the destination of the train is said to continue to Badagry much later as time progresses

Triplenet also reports that the premises of the National Theatre Arts which houses the Train station, is currently undergoing renovations.

The roads of the Premises are currently being repaired with interlocking tiles while workers were seen busy at the sites

TRIPLENET recalls that the Lagos State government had hinted in August that it is in talks with the Ogun State government on the possibility of extending it to Agbara in the long run.

Sanwo-Olu had goven the assurance during the celebration of the last T-Beam launch for the blue line mass transit project, at Marina, Lagos Island.

“This administration will continue to keep to its promises on timely completion of infrastructural projects in the state. “Today (yesterday) is a historic day. We are launching the Last T-Beam and it is part of our commitment to deliver the blue line project as scheduled and on time to the residents of Lagos before the end of August,” Sanwo-Olu had said.

The governor, who commended the contractor, CCECC, for working towards delivering the project as scheduled, said his administration was committed to delivering the project.

“This administration will continue to meet up with its promises on timely completion of infrastructural projects in the state,” Sanwo-Olu said.

The governor had described the last T-Beam launch, the 984th for the blue line rail project, as “historic” and a confirmation that the blue line project would be delivered on schedule. He assured that the Marina station, which is the iconic station for the rail system, will be completed before December ending.

“We want to ensure that we formally complete the blue line before December 31, 2022,” he stated.

He disclosed that the passenger trains that will ply the route will be arriving in Nigeria from China in October. “We hope that the two brand new sets will arrive in the country before the end of October.

“However, we will be doing testing from December, with the hope that real passenger movement will start in the first quarter of 2023


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