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Old February 21st, 2007, 04:32 AM   #1
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Lagos, Nigeria Bus Scheme

Govt launches bus scheme to ease jams in Nigeria's economic capital

LAGOS, Feb 19, 2007 (AFP) - Authorities in Lagos, Nigeria's sprawling economic capital, on Monday launched a new bus scheme aimed at easing the traffic jams for which the city is notorious, officials said.

Two hundred and eighty luxury red-painted buses were on Monday deployed to some selected major Lagos routes under the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

Special lanes are set aside for the government-owned red-painted BRT buses and trespassers on them are liable to a fine of 50,000 naira (385 dollars / 308 euros), a senior official of the Lagos transport ministry, Rotimi Oyekan, said.

Lagos has no urban railway, tube or tram service. Commuters travel by private car, privately owned lorry-buses, minibuses or motorbike taxis.

The result is the "go-slows" for which the city is notorious and which are often exacerbated by fuel shortages and huge queues in front of filling stations.

Commuters regularly complain of taking three hours to cover 40 kilometres (25 miles) in the city.

Oyekan said that the efficient operation of BRT buses would decongest the roads as many workers and traders would leave their cars and patronise the red buses because of their safety, low tariff and ability to get to destinations fast.

The BRT bus drivers have been specially trained to maintain a special speed limit, to be courteous to commuters while the vehicles are fitted with communications gadgets, he said in a radio interview.

A further 300 buses are expected to be added to the fleet before the end of March, officials said.

Observers said that with the introduction of BRT buses, government's intention was to gradually phase out "molue", the ill-maintained privately- owned yellow lorry buses, often prone to accidents.

More than half of all vehicles in Nigeria are found in Lagos, where officials say illiteracy, selfishness and road indiscipline are responsible for gargantuan traffic jams and frequent crashes.

The city's population is just over nine million according to federal government figures, but local state government estimates put it at closer to 17 million, a figure more in line with UN estimates.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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LAGOS (Nigeria) | LagBUS (BRT)| Masterplan | U/C

BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

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BRT means Bus Rapid Transit.

BRT is a transport option, which relies on the use of dedicated ‘interference’ free segregated lanes to guarantee fast and reliable bus travel. The BRT buses run on physically segregated lanes and thus make them run faster in a situation where there is traffic congestion.
It is one of the several options available for tackling the huge public transport predicaments of Lagos.


BRT: Dedicated “interference’ free segregated lanes

Other options include the light rail, heavy rail, subway metro and traditional bus systems. The light and heavy rails as well as the subway metro systems are appropriate, but very expensive to construct and operate. The traditional bus service is highly patronized because it is flexible and inexpensive. But it has the problems of negative public image, air and noise pollution, slow speed and ramshackle state of the buses.

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) takes care of most of the problems of the other systems:

* It will reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and meet the mobility needs, particularly of the less privileged and poor masses of the Lagos metropolis.

* It is a roadway-based system that looks and behaves like a subway, offering high capacity rapid transit services but on dedicated lanes or city streets.

First phase of the Lagos BRT to run from Mile 12 through Ikorodu Road and Funsho Williams Avenue up to CMS is scheduled to start operation by November 2007.

It is projected that the system will carry up to 10,000 passengers per direction per hour during peak travel hours.

The LAMATA BRT corridor is about 22 kilometres in length.

Two operators, NURTW Cooperative and LAGBUS, a Lagos State Government owned Asset Management Company are contributing about 180 high capacity buses for the implementation of the first phase Mile 12 to CMS BRT Lite system.


LAMATA BRT Buses at the Ojota depot

In all, LAMATA has provided 26 bus shelters, along the entire stretch of the corridor and have resurfaced the service lanes where all yellow buses and other articulated and heavy-duty buses would be restricted.


LAMATA bus shelter at Ilupeju

LAMATA has in place a new set of regulations to guide the operations of the BRT.
The BRT would run 16 – hour operations running from 6.00 a.m to 10 p.m.
Fifteen monitoring officers would be in charge of daily operational activities on the corridor.
A private towing provider manages towing service on the corridor.
A modern bus depot with state-of-the-art facilities that can accommodate about 100 buses is situated at the Ojota axis of the corridor. There are three bus terminals along the corridor at Mile 12, Moshalashi and CMS. The CMS terminal is designed to integrate with other transport modes of rail and ferry which the Lagos State Government is soon to implement.

The LAMATA bus depot at Ojota showing:
3 No 33,000litre underground Gas tank, 2 Nos. fuel dispensers, 2 nos. generating sets, Overhead water tanks with boreholes, State-of-the-art mechanic workshop

One of the components of the LAMATA BRT scheme is security and a strong factor in ensuring this, is the lighting up of the entire corridor on both sides to ensure safety of lives and property.
To ensure the reliability of the lights, LAMATA has provided 10 nos. 100KVA generators and transformers as alternative power supply to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
In other to maximise cost of running the power system, LAMATA is considering a proposal for the installation of solar-powered streetlights along the corridor in the nearest future.

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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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LAGOS URBAN RAIL MASS TRANSIT (LRMT) SCHEME FROM IDDO TO IJOKO

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The Light Rail Mass Transit scheme is a proposal to introduce a Light Rail Transit System within the existing Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) corridor from Iddo in Lagos State to Ijoko in Ogun State. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between LAMATA and NRC was signed in 2006, to grant access to the 100 ft of NRC right-of-way required for the construction of the LRMT line.

The scheme is approximately 35-kilometre in length with an estimated ridership of a minimum of 500,000 passengers per day. The following fourteen (14) station locations are proposed:

* Ijoko

* Mushin

* Agbado

* Jibowu

* Iju

* Yaba

* Agege

* Ebute Metta

* Ikeja

* Iddo

* Shogunle

* National Theatre

* Oshodi

* Apapa

On May 15, 2007, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, officially performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the LRMT scheme.
Financing

The Lagos Mega City Development Authority is undertaking the LRMT scheme from Iddo to Ijoko as a priority project for implementation within the mega-city. The LRMT scheme is being financed by the Federal Government (45%), Lagos State Government (40%), and Ogun State Government (15%)

MILE 2 TO OJO/OKOKOMAIKO LAGOS URBAN RAIL NETWORK (LURN) “BLUE” SCHEME

The Mile 2 to Ojo/Okokomaiko scheme is a conceptualised innovative rail transit system for the Badagry Expressway in Lagos State. This scheme is planned for implementation in two stages. Stage 1 of this scheme, is a 16-kilometre east to west rail line between Ojo and Mile 2 with the following six (6) proposed train stations

* Ojo
* Okokomaiko
* LASU
* Trade Fair
* Festac
* Mile 2

A future extension of an additional 21-kilometre and four train stations terminating in Marina is also being considered for stage 2 of the scheme.
The benefits of the scheme include as follows:

* Re-establish and enhance the attractiveness of rail transport as an integral alternative mode of transport

* Help to alleviate the existing traffic problems currently associated with the Lagos metropolitan roadway network along the Badagry Expressway by providing additional passenger transport capacity.

* Achieve a travel time of 23 minutes during the busy peak traffic periods (between Mile 2 and Okokomaiko).

* Boost economic activities in an area of the state already renowned as the major commercial centre in the West African region.

* Create a reduction for the demand of approximately 13,000 Danfo vehicles along the corridor.



www.lamata.com.ng


AWESOME OR WHAT!!! cONSTRUCTION AS ALREADY BEGUN!!
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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:04 AM   #4
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pretty darn impressive. =]
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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:07 AM   #5
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Wow, this looks like a really good project! Hopefully it'll make Lagos more livable!
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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:07 AM   #6
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Seems that Lagos is currently going all out with transit proposals, very impressive!
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Old July 13th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #7
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Any news on current developments of this project? The link is not working.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #8
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Is that the Amtrak Acela Express Train?

Anyways, good luck to the biggest city in the world with no mass transit system!
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Old July 13th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #9
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Yeah it looks like it. Lagos needs a cleanup and this will help.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #10
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some pictures and maps would be useful...
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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #12
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The public transport system of Lagos, Nigeria consists of a Bus Rapid Transit system (existing) and a rail transit system (currently under construction).
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Where are the BRT?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #15
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Old October 5th, 2012, 02:04 AM   #16
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The rail mass transit system of Lagos will have two lines:

The Blue Line and the Red Line will begin on a shared alignment on Lagos Island, continuing on a new bridge connecting the island to the mainland until the corridors split at Iddo. The shared alignment will have three stations.

The Blue Line: Most of the line is being developed in conjunction with the Badagry Expressway Project (the expressway is a toll road running from Lagos to Badagry). The line runs on an exclusive right-of-way in the middle of the expressway. Running west to Okokomaiko, the Blue Line has 10 stations.

The Red Line: The Red Line is being developed on a north-south axis through some of the most densely-populated areas of the city. Most of the line utilises the existing Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) corridor. The line runs north to Agbado and has 10 stations. There will also be a single-track link to Murtala Mohammed Airport (its international and domestic terminals) branching out from Ikeja.
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I thought Lagos was building a monorail?
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I thought Lagos was building a monorail?
I doubt they could make the subway cars they got from the TTC run on a monorail guideway without some extensive work which would defeat the purpose of getting second-hand cars. It looks like it'll simply be an elevated rail line, probably due to the geography and likely the costs of tunelling.
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Actually, a majority of the two rail lines will be at-grade, with some elevated portions near/at the shared alignment.
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Actually, a majority of the two rail lines will be at-grade, with some elevated portions near/at the shared alignment.
That's usually the case with the outer reaches of a line. I think the earlier photos caused some confusion for ssiguy. The inner/shared segment is on Lagos' equivalent of Manhattan. Space is at a premium and the tidal marshes surrounding the island necessitate the structure be above ground, especially when reaching the mainland. It would probably be more costly to tunnel anyway, something they are probably keenly aware of and want to avoid.
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