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Monday, February 4, 2013

Lagos State To Commence Cable Car Transit In 2015

A cable car company, Ropeways Transport Limited, is set to make a name for itself in the history of Nigeria by launching a cable car mass urban transit system in the nation’s commercial capital, Lagos.

This followed the signing of a 30-year franchise agreement between Ropeways Transport Limited, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and the Lagos State government recently.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ropeways Transport will this November begin the construction of towers, stations and connecting network cables along various routes covered in the first phase of the project, namely, Ijora – Iddo, Iddo – Adeniji; Apapa – Oluwole, Oluwole – Adeniji, Adeniji – Obalende, Obalende – Falomo, and Falomo – Victoria Island. The project is expected to be fully completed and commissioned by early 2015.
The Lagos cable car transit system would provide an alternative means of mass transportation in the city and it will help ease the current transportation hassles in Lagos

71 comments:

  1. happy yoruba bunny04 February, 2013 14:16

    this might be a very big risk considering the fact that Nigerians r careless people and our emergency response is zero

    and i hope when it eventually starts, they will not overload with passengers

    even though me i will not enter and i hope it wl not drop on somebody's house

    cable cars are for tourist rides to commute from a short distance, so how wl d cars be avoiding all our high rises?

    in short, God help them!

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    1. Nepa nor go take light for d motor so? Abi r they not electrically operated?

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    2. Hi Everyone in Nigeria,

      I am speaking from the UK, and who was and still is involved with the Cable car in the UK in London.
      There were also some major reservations from residents/press over here saying that it would be a disaster and would never work.
      How wrong they were, as it has now transported 2.7 million passengers in the last year and still attract commuters as well as tourists every day.

      The system is very safe and has backup systems like diesel generators in case of power failure and a mechanical system if all else fails.

      They also have a rescue team on standby if needed where if the system fails all its back up systems,then the rescue team will come to site within a short period of time and evacuate or comfort the passengers until the system is fixed again.

      Everyone in the UK has now turned 180° by now embracing the idea and concept of the cable car, and are now proud to have this system in our country, and leading the way forward in urban cable cars systems in Europe.

      I do believe you will lead the way in Africa and everyone outside of Nigeria will look on in envy at what you have achieved. “be ready to be proud”

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  2. I can never patronise such in Nigeria. I won't be surprised if it snaps midway and people are dropped in the ocean. They haven't made road transportation completely workable, its cable cars!! Over my dead body

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    1. lol you harsh small

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  3. That wud be lovely!!!

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  4. Travel by cable car in Naija?....c'est possible? Safety nko? Are trained personnel available to man the machinery needed to make this work? Abegi...I love my life! I'll stick to my "legediz benz"...thanks but no thanks!

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  5. This is a very good development in Nigeria.but...... how is it going to be powered? Nepa or petrol !!! it wont be funny if pple get stuck up there!

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  6. Wow! This is great news. Kudos to Lagos State Government

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  7. News like this make ur blog special

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  8. Over my dead body will I ride cable cars in 9ja, I never ride abroad, let alone a country where they is irregular electricity, and nothing works. What happens if a robbery took place in the cable car? Or if a lunatic policeman wants Egunje and threatens to throw the driver or conductor out?
    *moving on

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    1. U. R so funny; is the police mAn collectin egunje hangin on d cable Wire or suspended in the air by some unseen force. JSt wonderin hw he'll operate up there

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  9. One question only, do cable cars run on electricity? If yes, bad investment in a wrong country!!

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  10. Don't mean to be negative but I wouldn't get on one of these things for all the tea in China!

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  11. Good one! Just hope it will be well maintained. Will be disastrous to have cable cars falling on houses, people and roads|!

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  12. So Nepa can like to take light in the middle of the journey??? Count me out biko.

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    1. lagos is my home05 February, 2013 12:03

      hhahahhahahaha......... so true

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  13. Abeg,mk dem include island to ikorodu biko.

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  14. #yimu# Ordinary road dem never maintain na cable transit dem go fit maintain abegi!

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  15. This are a very good initiative by the lagos state government. This will goes a long way in provided lasting solution into the traffic problem people are experience in the state.
    I hope the other states are learn a lessons or two from this..should

    prince Zebudiah

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    1. Hahaha, Prince Zebudiah, u sound very much like what Chief Zebidiah alias 4030 would say...lol

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    2. Pls, work on ur english!

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    3. eejit, it's deliberate *rme

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  16. This are a very good initiative by the lagos state government. This will goes a long way in provided lasting solution into the traffic problem people are experience in lagos every daily.
    I hope the other states are learn a lessons or two from this..should

    prince Zebudiah

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  17. This are a very good initiative by the lagos state government. This will goes a long way in provided lasting solution into the traffic problem people are experience in lagos every daily.
    I hope the other states are learnt a good example from this.

    prince Zebudiah

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    1. Perfect!! Hahahahah! I cannot fault your Uncle Zebby impression

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    2. Who be this? Chei! Your grammar go kill person ooo... e no get pair at all. Person like you enter this cable car and you scatter this kain grammar, the cable go cut. Abeg next time make you dey write for pigin abi na broken den dey call am. Anyway, make you carry go.

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    3. They take style spoil your english

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    4. Laduns biggest fan04 February, 2013 23:23

      You don't get the story behind the gbaguan? Ask Uncle Zebby!

      A contract has gone out and someone has got paid/is getting paid. End of story.

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  18. Wow...dtz so cool.can't wait!

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  19. Good innovation coming to nigeria at last

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  20. Me?!!! Ride a cable car in Nigeria? Not ready to die. Just imagine if NEPA takes light then, you're on your own

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  21. cable car ko ,cable car niii,let them settle steady power first,before they hang people up say nepa take light,what is wrong with building a subway train ,or even modernize our train stations,just passing by niii oh

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  22. Ah! A ni ri eshu! Where? When? How? Have they perfected the ones on the ground yet? Now they are doing the one in the air! With all the Nepa cable criss crossing the whole of Lagos.They had better face reality and go and brain storm again.

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  23. Can dis work in nigeria???
    Hmmmmmm!!!
    am phobia of heights so i dont tink i will be cable--ing *lol*

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    1. Afi 'am phobia'.

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    2. Lol talk your own

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    3. Hey ya doysexy! Why are you phobia now?

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    4. Bad grammar no go kill person for this blog site o

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  24. This is a great project, Please can i suggest an idea, they should make parachutes available for safety reasons abeg

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    1. No use laughter kill me biko

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    2. parachutes ke? what happens to the Nepa s wire running all over Lagos like spider webs? lol

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  25. Lmao! People neva hang for air before abi? Dey had beta not try this. Ordinary power, constant power, they cant provide..if nepa take light people go hang oh!.lol!

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  26. Issorait. Good initiative. Whatever happened to d light-rail project TeamFash was working on? I prefer glidin on an improved locomotive to doing batman in a 'flying car' o, justsaying!

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  27. Hmmmmm, may God helps us o. What will happen if NEPA take light in the middle of the ride? Just asking.

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  28. If na play make them stop am

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  29. In Lagos. Not me and you

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  30. This might be risky. We are not matured for this yet

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  31. This is doomed for failure. These guys have been on this rubbish for many years now. Who the hell is going to enter this kind of transportation in Naija? Are they mad? How many people can that thing carry compared to the costs involved? Why not just use the money to build more bridges and repair the damn bad roads in Lagos? WTF is wrong with Nigerians for heaven sake? Hiss

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  32. Lols ppl comments for dis blog don make me laff taya oo... But d fact is dat doz condemin dat cable thing will eventually enter into it wen they see it working.ppl will rush in wen they see how easy it could be to get to your destination easly.

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  33. Lols ppl comments for dis blog don make me laff taya oo... But d fact is dat doz condemin dat cable thing will eventually enter into it wen they see it working.ppl will rush in wen they see how easy it could be to get to your destination easly.

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  34. Lols ppl comments for dis blog don make me laff taya oo... But d fact is dat doz condemin dat cable thing will eventually enter into it wen they see it working.ppl will rush in wen they see how easy it could be to get to your destination easly.

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  35. Biko Alagbado to Lekki nko?

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  36. i dread to think what fashola's successor will be like because all the aspirants we are reading about in my opinion are just out to enrich tinub and their family..maybe the first year this will run smoothly but after that your on your own although i agree it will be run smoothly considering its on a franchise and ppp agreement between the govt and private concern

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  37. Death trap 4 millions of nigerians (curious 1ns dou). Rather ride on a hen.

    J.

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  38. small small children na them full this blog. Una no know high chief zubrudaih okori gbogbogbo alias 4.30

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  39. Lol, pple in Govt are wicked sha!! they are just lookin for ways and means of reducing Nigeria s (lagos) population by killing everyone!! when common train is not wrking!! haaa my peeps dont try it oooo!!

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    1. Are you a leaner or you never travel go abroad before?

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  40. I trust Idumota , orile and Alaba boys dem go enter the cable car na odieshi as long as it would fasten their runzs

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  41. It's like ds ppl wanna compete wit d witches in naija. All d more reason for d cables to cut. Interesting development but as 4 me and my family, heavens no! Odikwarisky o.

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  42. Good idea I guess but me i no fit enter this one sha. Fear no go free me

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  43. i never comment on blogs but men i cant help this. Cable cars? hmnn dont know about this one o. Nepa issues like everyone has said one chance boys, they will just throw u out because of a common mobile phone earing or chain. And maintenance in Nija is O. Oga fashola please be realistic o this one is not as easy as planting flowers or Brt bus or banning okada o. You will just have the death of people on your head.And please who is the guinea pig dat will try it sef? okay o let us wait and see

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