The Governor of Lagos State announces a significant development, revealing the acquisition of additional trains for the ongoing blue and red rail line projects.
According to thecable.ng, Sanwo-Olu made the announcement in a statement on Monday via his X account.
According to the governor, the trains were purchased at the Railway Rolling Stock Corporation in Dalian, China.
“I visited the headquarters of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation in Dalian, China to finalize discussions with the company’s top management regarding the purchase of additional rolling stock for the Blue and Red Rail Line Projects,” Sanwo-Olu said.
During the meeting, I expressed our commitment to reducing traffic congestion in line with our developmental agenda and emphasised our focus on deploying modern technology in infrastructural development.”
According to the governor, this emphasises how crucial cooperation is for the transmission of information and skills.
In an update on his X account, Sanwo-Olu said the trains have been checked, production specifications have been finalised, “payments made, and delivery dates from Dalian, China, to Lagos, Nigeria confirmed”.
“Joint maintenance agreements, as well as knowledge and skills transfer, to be finalised with the team, boasting over 100 years of manufacturing experience, making them one of the foremost and well-known train manufacturers in the world,” he said.
“We are genuinely excited about this development, as Lagos anticipates and deserves excellence, connectivity, and modern technology in infrastructural development.”
He expressed gratitude to the team for their commitment to the partnership, adding that he looked forward to working with them again in the future.
In January 2024, Sanwo-Olu said the state government acquired three new trains for the blue line rail project.