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Lagos train tickets won’t cost more than ₦250 —Sanwo-Olu

The Red and Blue lines are projected to support the transportation of about 22 million Lagosians.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu 📸: Business Day NG

LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said on Friday, January 28, 2022, that the tickets of the intra-city trains which are expected to start operations by the last quarter of 2022 will not be more than ₦250 per trip.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Friday morning while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

The governor reiterated how the 37km Red Line will traverse eight stations and move passengers from Agbado through Oyingbo. 

About the price range of the fare, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said: “₦200, ₦250, it (train ticket) probably won’t be more than that. The fare structure will be (determined by) where you are joining and taking off but typically it won’t be more than what you are running on your regular BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) today.

“For it to be accessible, affordability is really critical for people to want to make it a better option. You can say it is quicker, instead of you staying one hour on the road, it is going to take you 20 minutes.

“So, affordability is very critical. It is certainly not going to be in thousands, like using ₦5,000 on a train journey. It is nothing close to that, it is still going to be in the regular ₦200. That is what we are looking at.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu revealed that the Red Line and Blue Line rail projects will cost Lagos ₦150 billion, but said that the cost is worth it for the comfort of Lagos residents.