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After years of setbacks, Lagos Blue rail to kickstart operation Sept. 4

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After suffering several delays caused by paucity of funds and change of government, finally the Lagos Blue Line rail is set to commence full-scale operation on Monday, September 4.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State, Gboyega Akosile, disclosed this via his official X account.

He said passengers on the journey from Mile 2 to Marina would be transported when it kickstarts.

He wrote: “Breaking news: Dear Lagosians, the Blue Line Rail transport will commence full commercial operations from Monday September 4th 2023.

“We will move passengers on return journey from Mile 2 to Marina.”

Persecondnews gathered that the idea of developing a rapid transit in Lagos State dates back to 1983 with the Lagos Metroline network, conceived by Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of the state in the second republic.

The project was, however, cancelled in 1985 by the then Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who overthrew the government of the late President Shehu Shagari on December 31, 1983.

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