Secretary to Lagos State Government, Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin (left); Director, Rail-LAMATA, Olasunkanmi Okusaga; Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Managing Director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo; wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and others, during the first commercial train trip on the Blue Line Rail from Marina to Mile 2…
The Federal Government has certified the blue rail infrastructure of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) as safe for passenger operations, according to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
LAMATA, in a statement on Thursday, stated that the certification follows a painstaking audit of the rail infrastructure by the Government Inspector of Railways from the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
It also noted that the certification is in accordance with sections 50 to 56 of the Nigerian Railway Act, 1955.
According to the “Safety Certificate for Commercial Operations: Lagos Rail Mass Transit, Blue Line (Marina – Mile 2).”
“The certificate signed by Government Inspector of Railways, Engr. Abdulrahaman B. Yusuf stated that following successful trial operations carried out on the rail, “I hereby certify the railway safe for commercial operation,” LAMATA added.
“The first phase is a 13-kilometre stretch from Marina to Mile 2 and has five stations at Mile 2, Suru-Alaba, Orile Iganmu, National Theatre and Marina. It is expected to move about 200,000 passengers daily,”