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    Lagos to Extend Blue Rail Line to Ogun

    The Lagos State Government is in discussion with the Ogun State government on the extension of the Blue Rail Line further down to Agbara.

    The Director, Rail Transport, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority, Olasukanmi Okusaga, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while inspecting the ongoing construction of the Blue Line Phase 2 project.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project is being handled by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

    Okusaga expressed satisfaction with the progress achieved so far and revealed ongoing discussions with the Ogun State government to extend the Blue Line further to Agbara.

    “The project, which was awarded in 2023, is expected to be completed in three years.

    “It will include six stations in FESTAC, Alakija, Trade Fair, Volkswagen, LASU and Okokomaiko along with three bridges in Maza Maza, Satellite Town and LASU. This phase covers 14 kilometres.

    “There are also plans to construct a depot in Okokomaiko,” Okusaga added.

    Last December, the state government announced that the Blue Line Rail project’s second phase, connecting Mile 2 to Okoko, was set to be completed by 2027.

    The Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, said this during a press conference commemorating the agency’s 20th anniversary.

    She added that 400,000 passengers had patronised the rail system as of November 29, adding that there had not been a delay in service since the commercial operations started.

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