Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has completed the acquisition of two high speed trains for the Red Line rail system in the metropolis.
The trains were purchased from Wisconsin in the United States and were originally meant to traverse railroads between Madison and Milwaukee.
The Lagos Red Line is a 37-km track with 8 stations; and it will be the first operational metro system in West Africa.
“Today, I inspected our newly acquired Talgo 330kmph speed trains for our Red Line Metro project in Lagos.
“The 37km Red Line on completion will traverse eight stations and move passengers from Agbado to Oyingbo.
“We have completed the acquisition of the two high speed trains and we are ramping up completion of the ancillary infrastructure like the train stations.
“We are irrevocably committed to completing the Red Line rail project by the end of this year and bring a new lease of life to public transportation in Lagos,” the governor promises.