For the Red Line rail project in Lagos, the state government purchased two 10-car Talgo 330kmph speed trains.
The governor of the state of Lagos concluded the purchase of the trains on Tuesday during an occasion at the Talgo Incorporated facilities in the United States.
To complete the state’s Red Line a 37-mile-long rail project – trains will be headed to Lagos.
Passengers may travel from Agbado to Oyingbo via the Red Line, which will have 11 stops when it is finished.
Deputy Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his delight that the state had finally been able to finalize the acquisition of the two brand new trains.
He justified the purchase by stating that it was in keeping with his administration’s commitment to a well-functioning transportation system.
On the tour, the governor was joined by Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the state’s transportation commissioner; Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, the governor’s advisor on works; and Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo, the managing director of Lagos’ Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority.
“The Red Line track arrangement was examined by government authorities,”
He claimed, and they were happy with the trains’ fit.
There’s no such thing as a train that you can simply pick up off the shelf.
”A train is not something you can just go on the shelf and pick up. We are very lucky to get brand new trains.
”We have seen our beautiful white and red trains. Coincidentally, the rail line is called Red Line and you can see they have given us the color.
“We are just going to brand it and put our seal there,”
Nigeria’s Lagos State hopes to establish a long-term partnership with train makers, after purchasing the trains.
“Providing a source of livelihood for our citizens is all about providing jobs for our people and that is what we are doing.
”It is about ensuring that we can build our economy; people can move from one location to another and businesses can grow,”
In the last two and a half years, he added, the government had accomplished an Integrated Urban Mass transit system, in which road, canal, and rail infrastructure will be utilized to carry more than 20 million persons inside and across the state.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu was welcomed by Acting Milwaukee Mayor Mr. Cavalier Johnson, who expressed regret over the city’s inability to host the trains when he met with him.
Johnson sent his congratulations to Gov. Sanwo-Olu on the purchase of the trains and expressed his hope that they would make travel in Lagos State more convenient for everyone.
Mr. Antonio Perez, the CEO of Talgo, U.S., remarked that the trains needed to be used.
”It doesn’t make any good for the trains that we built to be stored and kept without passengers riding them,”
The interior design of the newly-acquired Talgo 330kmph intra-city metro trains was examined by the Lagos State delegation.
On May 29, 2019, Sanwo-Olu began his government and has since maintained his administration’s dedication to bringing to reality the Red Line goal.
The governor of Lagos State told citizens that construction on the Red Line, which would have a daily capacity of 500,000 passengers, would begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023.