Lagos is a rapidly growing city, currently with over 21m inhabitants (source: 2018 UN World Urbanization Prospects). The existing transport infrastructure has become capacity constrained with unacceptable levels of traffic congestion. This congestion results in its inhabitants spending as much as 6 hours per day commuting to/from their place of work, reduced commercial efficiencies which also hamper future economic growth and an overall reduction in the quality of life of its residents. The Government of Lagos State and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) started to address these issues with the publication of the Strategic Transport Masterplan which included new Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transport corridors for implementation by 2020.
Ropeways Transport Limited have, in conjunction with LAMATA, developed a Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) project which relieves the congestion at pinch points between Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Victoria Island in three locations, at Ijora/Iddo, at Apapa and at Ozumba near the Law School. The selection of these termini also allows passengers to interchange with both the existing and any future planned transport projects over longer distances.
RTL has negotiated a 30-year franchise agreement with the Government of Lagos State for the operation of 3 routes, namely:
- Ijora to Adeniji Adele, via Iddo;
- Adeniji Adele to Ozumba, via Obalende and Falomo;
- Apapa to Adeniji Adele, via Oluwole.
Ijora to Adeniji Adele, via Iddo
Adeniji Adele to Ozumba, via Obalende and Falomo
Apapa to Adeniji Adele, via Oluwole