On Thursday, February 29, 2024, the mega city of Lagos erupted in joy as President Bola Tinubu officially opened the Lagos Red Line rail project.

Again, Lagos has recorded a huge boost in tackling the issue of transportation.

Lagos Red Line Rail Project: 8 Key Details That Might Interest You
Lagos Red Line Rail Project

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had announced the Lagos Red Line Mass Transit rail system, covering a 27-kilometre stretch from Agbado to Oyingbo.

Furthermore, it has eight stations and is expected to transport over 500,000 passengers daily once fully operational.



The Governor had highlighted that the LMRT Red Line aims not only to enhance the city’s mobility but also to transform its urban landscape.

Also, it will establish a new trajectory for development by linking crucial points across Lagos.


Most importantly, this will unlock opportunities, foster growth, and promote a sustainable future.

In this article, you’ll find some important details about the Lagos Mass Transit train.

Here are eight key points about the Lagos Mass Transit train:


1. The first phase of the LRMT project is anticipated to enable 37 trips daily.
It will cater to over 500,000 passengers daily.


2. The rail spans 27 kilometers in length.

3. It encompasses eight stations from Agbado in Ogun State to Lagos State, including Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, before concluding at Oyingbo.


4. Ten vehicular overpasses and pedestrian bridges have been erected to separate train traffic from vehicular and pedestrian flows, ensuring operational smoothness and commuter safety.

5. The LMRT project is overseen by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority under the state’s Ministry of Transportation.

6. Its objective is to ease traffic congestion, reduce road accidents, and enhance commuter safety in Lagos.

7. The Red Line will employ a diesel-powered Diesel Multiple Unit system, utilising on-board diesel engines to drive multiple-unit trains.

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8. The Red Line project represents a significant investment in Lagos’ urban transportation infrastructure.

Also, it has an initial cost estimate totalling $135 million under the Greater Lagos Urban Transportation Project.

This project is managed by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).


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