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Lagos Blue Line Rail project, Nigeria: Mile-2 to National Theatre section over 98% complete

Mile-2 to National Theatre section which is Phase II and III of the Lagos Blue Line Rail project, an urban rail system being developed and under construction in Lagos Nigeria is now over 98% complete. This is according to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the contractor for the design and construction of the Light Rail.

The contractor also mentioned that four stations had been completed so far as well as other elements such as the tracks works, while work was still ongoing on the 4th phase between the National Theatre and Marina Bridge. They explained that some areas of the project platform were elevated for example from Iganmu to Marina, while some others were on the ground in the middle of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

About the Lagos Blue Line Rail project

The Lagos Blue Line Rail project is part of the Rail Mass Transit System project which is sponsored by the Lagos State Government (LSG) and being developed by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

The 27.5 km Blue Line rail starts from Marina to Okokomaiko and it will have 13 stations. The line will run on the surface in the central reservation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway between Igbo-Elerin Road (Okokomaiko) and Iganmu. It will then be elevated from Iganmu along the south side of the expressway passing the junction with Eric Moore Road, crossing just south of the National Theatre to Iddo, then south to Lagos Island with a terminal at Marina.

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It will operate over a secure and exclusive right-of-way, with no level crossings and no uncontrolled access by pedestrians or vehicles.

Other lines in the Lagos Rail Mass Transit System project the Green, Yellow, Purple, Brown, Orange, and Red lines. The latter will be between Marina and Agbado a distance of approximately 30km and the construction of the line is set to commence in 2021.


  1. It is also very important that Lagos state government engage a project planning, project management consulting firm to monitor and give status update on the project. By doing the project will be completed on time because the consultants will make factors that are critical to the timely completion of projects are flagged and monitored.
    I suggest the government should consider Critical Curves Consult Limited to handle this job.

  2. It would really be nice if the state government institutes an annual Lagos Metro Line day where it invites the press and the general public to enlighten them on the scope of the entire master plan – cast a vision of what Lagosians have coming; what Lagos would be like when all of six lines are operational – create excitement for the project in the minds of the generality of the people!
    The event would be used to provide annual updates on the level of progress attained, and to request the patience, support and cooperation of the people in delivering the remainder.
    Development bankers, investment bankers and portfolio managers would also be invited to brainstorm on how funding can be raised for the remaining portions of the master plan – with trillions of dollars placed on negative yield investment around the world, such annual rubbing of minds by experts in the field, might just stumble on a way of attracting the necessary funding to rapidly complete the remaining part of the project


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