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Lagos to shut Blue Rail line, commences electric powered train operation on Monday



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The Lagos State Government has announced that it will temporarily shut down train services of the newly inaugurated Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, for switch from locomotive to electricity.

The brief closure of the Blue Rail Line is also to help in the transition of increasing the train trips from 12 to 54 on Monday, October 16, with plans to increase to 74 trips by the end of November.

This disclosure is contained in a public statement issued on Wednesday by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through his official X (former Twitter) account, where he stated that the momentary pause is to ensure that the safety of all passengers is top priority.

Sanwo-Olu assured that suspending passenger operations is a global practice to effect major changes, adding that the switch to electricity will help us introduce more trips and help us serve more passengers safely.

The Governor in the statement said,

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