=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === As part of efforts to boost transportation in the state, the Lagos State Government has commissioned the Yaba Bus Terminal, four years after the project was conceived.
The bus terminal, which was built by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), is an ancillary infrastructure that will complement the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line currently being constructed by the Sanwo-Olu administration along the Yaba corridor.
The terminal will connect to the Red Metro station to facilitate an integrated mass transit and seamless connectivity among all means of land transportation.
“The facility being commissioned today is a world-class terminal from which buses will originate and terminate. In the next 18 months, this bus terminal will be integrated with the Yaba station of the Red Metro Line that is being constructed close to the terminal. The Yaba Bus Terminal reflects our vision for regulated bus services, which the State Government currently champions through Traffic Management and Transportation pillar of our T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.”
The Yaba Bus Terminal, Akinajo said, has a loading and off-loading bay for up to 15 midi and four high-capacity buses per loading time, and a stable for 20 high-capacity buses.
In the terminal’s administrative building are control room, ticketing and sitting area, restaurant with kitchenette, commercial stores, passenger information display board, ATM point and sit-out area.
The operation routes of the bus terminal include Lawanson-Itire Ijesha-Cele, Iyana-Ipaja, Berger, Ikeja, Akoka and Oyingbo.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The delivery of the infrastructure will boost the efficiency of public transportation service on the axis.