Lagos takes delivery of Red Line trains
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The Lagos State Government has announced that it has taken delivery of Talgo Series 8 trains which it acquired from the United States for the state Red Line rail system.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said, “The two numbers 10 and 11 car trains which were bought from Milwaukee are here. It was necessary to decouple the train into 21 individual cars for effective transportation to Lagos and these trains will be re-coupled with the help of rolling stock engineers from Talgo, the company that manufactured the trains in the United State of America.
“The engineers will also take the opportunity to train our local engineers whilst they are here to equip our young people with the requisite skills. Once the re-coupling is complete, the testing and commissioning will commence followed by full passenger operations in the first quarter of 2023.
“Each train can carry 1,500 passengers and is expected to run on the Red Line Rail from Agbado to Oyingbo, with the journey taking less than 30 minutes.”