Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspected the mega terminal of the Red Line rail at Ikeja. This multimodal terminal will connect the BRT at Ikeja and Oshodi, down to Abule-Egba, by the time it’s fully operational.
This station can process over 500,000 passengers at a time, and when in full operation, the mega station will take up to 1 million passengers daily.
The Red Line Rail Project
The Red Line rail project is a 37 Kilometer North-South rail route proposed to run from Agbado to Marina with 13 stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, MMIA International, MMIA Domestic, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Ebute meta, Iddo, Ebute Ero, and Marina.
It will also provide alternatives to road and water mode of transportation within Lagos metropolis. LASG signed a track-sharing agreement with the Federal Ministry of Transport through Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in 2018 to utilize the track standard gauge railway track planned to convey commuters between Abuja and Lagos through Ibadan and Alagbado to Iddo. The State considered this a strategic point of reference to collaborate with NRC which will only run three services in Lagos at three sets and defined service hours during each day.
The Red Line rail project on the other hand will run several services each hour, hence the decision to share the track which will be out of use for most of the day by NRC was considered extremely efficient on resources of the state. The State Government through LAMATA awarded the survey, design, and construction of the civil and fixed infrastructure of the first phase of the red line project to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) with the intention of engaging a competent and experienced private investor through a transparent and competitive procurement bidding process to operate and maintain the red line rail mass transit project. Messrs.