LAGOS: THE BLUE LIGHT RAIL IS ALMOST READY


Lagos Rail Mass Transit is a system being developed and under construction in Lagos, Nigeria. The system is being sponsored by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and is envisioned to consist eventually of seven lines.

The railway equipment including electric power, signalling, rolling stock, and fare collection equipment will be provided by the private sector under a Concession Contract. LAMATA is responsible for policy direction, regulation, and infrastructure for the network.

The concessionaire will generate its own dedicated electricity. The first section of the network (Phase I of the Blue Line) was originally scheduled to enter revenue service by the first quarter of 2014. It was announced in February 2016 that operations will officially start in December 2016.

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