Lagos Light Rail


Lagos Light Rail

Infobox Public transit
name = Lagos Light Rail


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locale = Lagos, Nigeria
transit_type = Light rail
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system_length = convert|35|km
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operator = Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
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Lagos Light Rail is a light rail system proposed for Lagos, Nigeria. The system will be operated by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and envisioned to consist of seven lines upon its initial completion.cite web
url = http://www.lamata-ng.com/rail_services.html
title = LAMATA Rail Services
author = Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
date = June 14, 2008
] The rolling stock will be provided through the private sector, with LAMATA providing for policy direction, regulation and infrastructure for the network.cite news
last =Bisiriyu
first =Rasheed
coauthors =
title = N70bn Lagos light rail ready in 2011
work =The Punch
pages =
date =April 11, 2008
url = http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200804110361893
accessdate =
]

History

The idea of developing rapid transit in Lagos dates from the 1980s with the Lagos Metroline network conceived by the Alhaji Lateef Jakande during the Nigerian Second Republic.cite news
last =
first =
coauthors =
title = Turning Lagos Into a Megacity
work = PM News
date = April 14, 2004
accessdate =
] The initial Metroline project was scrapped in 1985 by Muhammadu Buhari at a loss of over $78 million to the Lagos tax payers.cite news
last = Farukanmi
first = Olorunnimbe
coauthors =
title = Battle of Generals
work = Vanguard
date = January 24, 2003
accessdate =
] By 2003, the idea of developing a light rail network for Lagos was proposed by Governor Bola Tinubu in the early 2000s with a formal announcement of its construction in December 2003.cite news
last = Momodu
first = Shaka
coauthors =
title = Lagos Launches $135m Light Rail System
work = This Day
date = December 3, 2003
accessdate =
] This initial $135 million proposal was part of the greater Lagos Urban Transportation Project to be implemented by the newly formed Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority. With little progress made on the implementation of a light rail network, by 2008, estimates for a full network in Lagos were raised to $3 billion costing between $3 and $6 million per kilometer.cite news
last =
first =
coauthors =
title = $3bn Required for Lagos Light Rail System
work = This Day
date = March 8, 2008
accessdate =
]

Iddo-Ijoko Line

The initial line is proposed to run convert|35|km between Iddo in the Lagos State to Ijoko in the Ogun State. The proposed route is to run along a convert|100|ft corridor within the existing Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) right-of-way. This became possible following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between LAMATA and NRC in 2006.

Financing for its development is proposed to come from the Nigerian Federal Government (45%), Lagos State Government (40%), and Ogun State Government (15%).

Its official groundbreaking occurred on May 15, 2007, with former former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo in attendance.

Stations
* Ijoko
* Mushin
* Agbado
* Jibowu
* Iju
* Yaba
* Agege
* Ebute Metta
* Ikeja
* Iddo
* Shogunle
* National Theatre
* Oshodi
* Apapa

Agbado-Marina Line

In April 2008, the Lagos State Government approved 70 billion for both the Ojo/LASU-Okokomaiko-Marina Line and its construction, with an estimated completion date of 2011.

Okokomaiko-Marina Line

In April 2008, the Lagos State Government approved 70 billion for both the Agbado-Iddo-Marina Line and its construction, with an estimated completion date of 2011.

ee also

*Transportation in Nigeria
*List of light-rail transit systems

References

External links

* [http://www.lamata-ng.com/rail_services.html LAMATA Rail Services] official site


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