Why Is Lagos Blue Line Train Being Pulled By A Diesel Locomotive?—John Ashbourne

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Lagos State governor Sanwo-Olu commissioned the blue line in December, but it couldn’t start operations because a facility to power the tracks wasn’t ready.

The metro will now use a diesel locomotive for some weeks until the power plant is ready to connect to the tracks.

According to John Ashbourne, an African analyst, while quoting a video of the train being pulled, he wrote;

These are electrical train carriages.

But they’re being pulled by a diesel locomotive. So why bother buying electric trains?

I assume that this is a stop-gap solution to meet a deadline? It can’t be the LT plan, surely. What an expensive waste.




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