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Lagos Acquires Two Trains From U.S. For Red Rail Line

 The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the acquisition of two-speed trains for the state red rail project to improve traffic management and mass transportation.

The governor sealed a pact for the acquisition of two sets of 10-car speed trains for the Lagos Red Line rail project. The trains run at 330km/ph.

The pact was concluded at a public event inside the Milwaukee facilities of Spanish train manufacturer Talgo Incorporated in the United States (U.S.).

Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by Transportation Commissioner Dr. Frederic Oladeinde; Special Adviser to the Governor on Works, Aramide Adeyoye and Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Abimbola Akinajo,

A statement by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary Gboyega Akosile said the trains would be heading to Lagos for the operation of the 37 km track rail project initiated by the state government.

The red line will have 11 stations and when completed, it will be the first operational metro system in West Africa.

According to him, he and his team were in Milwaukee to assess the trains, adding that they have seen their configuration and certified that they fit into the tracks of the Redline in Lagos.

The statement reads: “A train is not something you can just go on the shelf and pick up. We are very lucky to get brand new trains. We have seen our beautiful white and red trains. Coincidentally, the rail line is called Red Line and you can see they have given us the colour. We are just going to brand it and put up our seal there.

“We hope that this (purchase of the trains) will be the beginning of a mutually beneficial business relationship. Providing a source of livelihood for our citizens is all about providing jobs for our people and that is what we are doing. It is about ensuring that we can build our economy; people can move from one location to another and businesses can grow.

“Part of what we have done in the last two and half years is to have what we call Integrated Urban Mass transportation system, where we will be using road infrastructure, waterway infrastructure, and rail infrastructure so that we can move over 20 million Lagosians within and around the city.”

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