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Blue Line Project Test Run to Commence December According to Sanwo-Olu

Blue Line Project Test Run to Commence December According to Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, announced on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, that the test run of the Blue Rail Line project would begin in December 2022. The governor communicated this at the launch of the last track beam (T-beam) for the blue line rail mass transit project at the Marina.

The Governor additionally said that with the launching of the last T-beam, the blue line rail project would be officially finished before December after which the test run would be given a go-ahead.

Sanwo-Olu said the government would make sure that the project is completed in time, adding that the two trains bought in China for the project would arrive in October.

He said: “Today’s final T-beam launch indicates that we are gradually growing to the completion of the civil infrastructure for the first phase of the Blue Line traversing from Mile 2 to Marina. The engineering work today completes a total of 1,967 piles foundation, while we have also completed three 306 platforms, 310 piers, 267 cover beams, and erection of 984 T-beams.”

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“We are not making promises. People are starting to see for themselves that all the milestones and the hard tasks we are meant to achieve to ensure the operation of the Blue Line are being achieved. The Marina Station, which is the iconic terminal for the Blue Line, will be completed within two-and-half months. I am restating here that we will formally complete this Blue Line before December 31, 2022.”

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