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METROBUS Boosts Public Transportation In Lagos With 50 New Buses

By Uche Peter
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Lagos, Nigeria; September 4, 2015: In a move aimed at boosting commuter movement within and around the Lagos metropolis, leading transport service company, Metro-Serve Bus Limited, operators of METROBUS, has added fifty new buses to its existing fleet in the state.

With the commissioning of the buses, the company now has 150 buses in its fleet, covering nine routes from the initial three with which it began operations three months ago.

The addition of the buses is coming at a time the company is increasing its routes from the initial three to eighty. The old routes it currently covers include Ikorodu–Obalende/TBS, Berger– Obalende TBS, Old Tollgate–TBS while the new ones are Oshodi – Obalende/TBS, Toll-Gate – Oshodi, Toll-Gate – Obalende/TBS, Dopemu – Broad Street and Iyana Ipaja – Broad Street

It would be recalled that METROBUS started operations late in the second quarter of this year following the commissioning of the first 100 of its 43 seater air-conditioned bus fleet on February 17, 2015 at the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Yard, Oshodi.

METROBUS is a product of a public-private partnership driven development initiative and the relentless efforts of the State Government in building an efficient inter-modal transport system that would serve the transportation needs of the indigenes and residents.

The Lagos state government is committed to its goal of building a private sector-driven reliable and sustainable multi-modal transport system that would enhance standard of living and improve economic activities while also creating a success template for other states in the country.

METROBUS offers reliable, safe, comfortable and affordable public transport network of bus across 9 major routes in Lagos State.

Commenting on the additions, Niyi Oguntoyinbo, group CEO of Philly and Mools, the parent company of Metro-Serve Bus Limited, expressed delight with the steps taken by the company towards ensuring it meets a fleet target of 1800 buses, serving a total of 47 routes across the state.

His words, “This is the first step towards increasing our fleet size to 1800 buses in 47 routes across the state and it is safe to say we are on track since we started operations in May this year.

Our vision is to revolutionize the entire public mass transit system in Nigeria, starting from Lagos through a strict policy of not compromising on quality and standard of service.

We have been consistent in the last three months of operations regarding our promises and policies; No standing, fully air conditioned, secured travel, on-board wholesome entertainment efficient and timely arrival of buses at bus stops and very well maintained buses. This success is due largely to our expertise in transportation service & fleet management.”

“METROBUS” is operated by Metro-Serve Bus Limited, a subsidiary of the Philly and Mools group with diversified interests in the transportation, renewable energy, logistics, farming, and automobile sectors of the economy.