First subway cars leave Toronto for Lagos PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

TORONTO Transit Commission (TTC) has released the first of 255 cars which it has sold for operation on the new Blue Line under construction in Lagos, Nigeria. The cars will be refurbished in the United States before being shipped to Lagos.
Eko Rail is involved in a public-private partnership with Lagos State to equip, operate and maintain the Blue Line for 25 years, and will invest about $US 400m in the project. The Eko Rail consortium is led by Verod Capital, Nigeria, with Investec, South Africa, as lead financier.

The Blue Line is expected to carry 300,000 passengers a day with trains running at 5-minute headways.


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