Redline ready for commissioning, says Sanwo-Olu

By Adeola Ogunrinde

The governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said the red line is ready for commissioning.

Sanwo-Olu made this known after inspecting the red line from Ikeja to Iju train station where he took the trip.

He said the inspection was another test train ride on the Redline, using one of the trains.

“ We still have few cleanings to do inside the trains because they still have wrappers around it, so probably all of that, to continue to test the air conditioning which is working, because they all came from different climatic weathers.

“Other than that it is the challenge around pedestrians on the track and the kind of wrong things we saw on those tracks, so you have seen that we will continue to do the enforcement.

“We will continue to do physical barricades on those lines, working with Nigeria Railway Corporation NRC, but the message here is really for our citizens living on the track, a track is not a place of residence or commercial activities, we should continue to tell people to stay off it and we will continue to enforce it, and continue to ensure that we clear the tracks because we do not want to record any fatality, because once the intra train starts, it is not every two two hours or three hours, it’s going to be fairly regular, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and we don’t want them to be comfortable that they have to stay on the track”, said Sanwo-Olu.

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