The first set of trains secured for the Red Line operations in 2022, with the aim to commence commercial operations by Q3 2023.

About The Red Line metro rail

The Lagos Redline Project, led by FMIL and supported by the Lagos State Government, aims to transform transportation in Lagos, Nigeria. This project addresses issues such as traffic congestion and inadequate transportation options, with a vision to establish a modern and efficient rail system for the city’s growing population.

The Redline Project will cover 37 kilometers, spanning from Agbado to Marina featuring state-of-the-art stations, and advanced locomotives. This world-class rail system will provide reliable and sustainable transportation, alleviating road congestion and promoting eco-friendly mobility.

Beyond transportation, the Lagos Redline Project will also drive social and economic development. It will create job opportunities, stimulate local businesses, and enhance connectivity for workers, students, businesses, and tourists along the rail corridor.

With a focus on safety, efficiency, and sustainability, the Lagos Redline Project is a bold step towards transforming Lagos into a modern, vibrant, and sustainable city. FMIL is proud to be the concessionaires of this project, working closely with local and international stakeholders to ensure its successful implementation and positive impact on the region.

Train Route

The Red Line is a 37km North–South rail route proposed to run from Agbado to Marina with fourteen stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, MMIA international Airport, MMIA Domestic Airport, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Oyingbo, Ebute Metta, Iddo, Ebute Ero and Marina. 

The Red line begins as a double line at Marina and runs through Ebute Ero ending at Iddo. It then runs northwards via a reverse curve to reach Ebute Metta. The line goes straight to Yaba, Mushin and Oshodi before reaching Ikeja. 

At the Ikeja station, the Red line is linked to the line from the international and domestic airport terminal. From Ikeja, a single line will run to the airport terminals. The Red line moves as a double line further northwards from Ikeja to pass through Agege, Iju and finally reaches Agbado.

The Red Line connects to the Blue Line at Marina transfer stations.

At the Ikeja station, the Red line is linked to the line from the international and domestic airport terminal. From Ikeja, a single line will run to the airport terminals. The Red line moves as a double line further northwards from Ikeja to pass through Agege, Iju and finally reaches Agbado.

About the Project

The Red-Line metro project is a 4 phased project. Each of these phases involve purchasing trains, laying tracks and developing the infrastructure required to operate the rail network.

Phase 1

In this phase, our aim is to start operations between Agbado and Ebute Metta. We’ll operate on the NRC rail that runs from Ibadan to Lagos, through those stops. We’ve built the stations, bought the first set of trains and we’re working on all the other infrastructure required to operate.

Phase 2

In this phase, we’ll be extending the service from Ebute-Metta to Marina, which will be the terminus. At the Marina station, passenger will be able to board the Blue-Line to continue their journey if they’re going beyond Marina as the two lines will share the Marina station. 

Phase 3

In this phase, our aim is extend the tracks from the Ikeja train station to the international airport. This track will run through the local airports and end at the international airport. 

Phase 4

After we’ve completed the development of the Redline Metro, we’ll begin the development of the Green Line metro and Purple Line metro.

Project Timeline - Phase 1

The project is currently in it’s first phase. The goal is to begin commercial operations between Agbado and Ebute-Metta by the end of this phase.

October, 2022

Trackworks: Agbado – Ebute Metta
(CCECC – 24.98km double track main line)

 

Status: On-Going

 

October, 2022

December, 2022

Station Platforms
(CCECC-8 stations)

 

Status: On-Going

 

December, 2022

April, 2023

Power Supply & Electrification
(YM- 2 TPS & Power Generators; 66.9km single track)

 

Status: On-Going

 

April, 2023

April, 2023

Signal & Telecom
(YM – 66.9km single track)

 

Status: On-Going

 

April, 2023

April, 2023

Rolling Stock Supply (2nd Hand)
(YM)

 

Status: On-Going

 

April, 2023

October, 2023

Test & Commissioning/certification

 

Status: On-Going

 

October, 2023

October, 2023

Start of Operation

 

Status: On-Going

 

October, 2023

Updates

Meet the Red Line Metro Team

Operations Directorate

Peter Ojumu

Director, Operations

Denis Omasa

Commercial Manager

Jerry Raji

Head of Operations/MI Redline Operations Head

Engr. Kushimo

Maintenance/RSC Malaysia Maintenance Mgr

Kuta Ohwene

Health & Safety Manager/ MI HSE Personnel

Commercial

TBH

Head of Commercial

Ayo Atolagbe

Head of Marketing

TBH

Head of Sales

Operations

Jerry Raji​

Head of Operations/MI Redline Operations Head​

Christian Madza

Train Operations Manager/MI Train Tech Officer

Tijani Ahmodu

Traffic Trains & Logistics

Victor Etuk

Inspector of Traffic

TBH

FMIL/MI Station Managers

Olanrewaju Amao

Inspector of Drivers

David Akpan

Operations Control Centre

David Akpan

Operations Control Centre

Name Surname

Title

Maintenance Team

Engr. Kushimo​

Maintenance/RSC Malaysia Maintenance Mgr​

Engr. Elueue Anson

Rolling Stock Supervisor

Igbokwe Stephen

Rolling Stock Engineers

Ikoko Nwaolise

Rolling Stock Engineer

Engr. Olumodeji

Depot Manager

Engr. Junaid Kehinde

Depot MTCE Engineer

Jubleen Ikpama

Depot MTCE Engineer

Name Surname

Title

Signaling

Nigel Walrond

Director, Signaling & Systems

Engr. Francis Ogundipe

Signaling Engineer/MI Signaling Engineer

Femi-Fadeyi O. Peter

Signals & Telecommunications Officer

Health, Safety & Environment

Kuta Ohwene

Head, HSE/ HSE Officer, Ikeja

TBH

Station JSE Officer, Ikeja

Ayodeji Azeez

Station HSE Officer, Oyingbo

Abejide Funmilayo

Stations HSE Officer, Agege

Agege Station

Samuel Olaleye

Station Manager

Ayodipe Chinedu

Station Supervisor

Azeez Abiodun Waheed

Train Dispatch

Ibrahim Taofeek

Ticketing/Luggage

Ikeja Station

Victor Etuk

Station Manager/MI Station Manager

Ajibola Olasunsi

Station Supervisor

Olaore Olakanmi

Train Despatch

Ojumu Funmilayo

Ticketing & Luggage

Yaba Station

Awolade Olamuyiwa

Station Manager

Ezeanyi Martins

Station Supervisor

Igbarase Success

Train Despatch

Peter Balogun

Ticketing/Luggage

Oyingbo Station

Alale Victor

Station Manager/MI Station Manager

Abulazeez Ibitoye

Station Supervisor

Omoyeni Olawole

Train Despatch

Omolekan

Ticketing & Luggage

Frequently asked questions

The Lagos Redline Project is a transformative railway development initiative undertaken by FMIL, the concessionaires responsible for the concession and development of the railway project. The Redline Project aims to establish a modern and efficient rail transportation system in Lagos, Nigeria, which will provide a reliable and sustainable mode of transportation for residents and commuters.

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