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LASG in talks with private sector on feasibility of Green, Purple rail lines 



Lagos State government has initiated talks with private investors to see the feasibility studies of the construction of the Green and Purple rail lines systems with a completion time of three and half years.

The Green Line is a 68-kilometer rail designed to run through Marina, Victoria Island, Lekki Phase 1, Ajah, Lekki 2, Ogombo, Elepetu, Eluju, Lekki Airport, and Lekki Free Trade Zone. 

It is expected to carry over 500,000 passengers per day for a start, rising to over a million in 2031.

Similarly, the Purple Line is a 60 km rail, designed to run through Redemption Camp, Mowe, Long Bridge, Isheri, Toll Gate, Omole, Ogba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja, Isheri Osun, Igando, Iba, Estate, LASU, Okokomaiko, and Ojo.

Managing Director, MD,  Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Engr. Abimbola Akinajo, who disclosed this at a briefing in Lagos yesterday, said the project was part of activities marking the 20 years of  LAMATA’s operations.

LAMATA has outlined the routes and the projected daily capacity for the six rail systems designed to ease the transportation challenges in Lagos State.

According to Akinajo, the six rail systems are distinguished by colors, namely the Green line, Purple line, Yellow line, Orange line, Blue line, and red line.

He said:  “The Green and Purple are the two rail lines we intend to tackle next after the Blue Rail Line.

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