Lagos, Nigeria

Working alongside the World Bank and Lagos Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMATA) we introduced Africa's first BRT system, in Lagos Nigeria.

In this mega-city with 19 million people it was clear that to effectively get people to where they wanted to go a mass rapid transit system was needed. We carried out the pre-feasibility study and detailed design for the BRT line, working intensively with the client team to oversee implementation.

The BRT line became operational in October 2007 just 11 months after a decision to implement.  Within a month it was carrying over 200,000 people each day - putting it among the top-ten busiest BRT routes in the world at the time.

Since then, we have continued to work with LAMATA and other agencies expand the BRT network and improve the overall public transport system.

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To date we have completed the following projects:

  • Lagos BRT-Lite Design and Implementation for LAMATA (2007 – 208) – ITP developed operator engagement contracts and developed further infrastructure designs. BRT Lite became operational in March 2008, approx. one year after commissioning of the feasibility study. The ability to achieve a true BRT operation in such a short period of time is due to the effectiveness of LAMATA and their relationship with ITP.
  • Lagos BRT-Lite Performance Evaluation for World Bank (2008) - Undertook quantitative surveys to understand ridership and where patronage is drawn from, qualitative surveys to understand opinions of users and non-users, interviews with the business community.
  • Lagos BRT Line Two Feasibility Study for LAMATA (2009) – produced a forecast model, concept design, preliminary engineering design and operational service plan of the route.
  • Lagos BRT-Lite Corridor Extension to Ikorodu Design Supervision for LAMATA (2010) – provided expert technical support and assistance during the detailed design and implementation process.
  • Nigeria Low Carbon Development Options Study for World Bank (2011-12) – ITP undertook the transport sector works and work with World Bank to examine the likely evolution of greenhouse gas emissions in Nigeria over the next 20 years and identify mitigation strategies.
  • Lagos: A Manual for the Evaluation of CO2 Emissions for LAMATA (2011) - produced an implementation manual for the forecast and monitoring of CO2 emissions as a result of BRT implementation in Lagos.
  • Lagos BRT-Lite Conceptual Re-design and Upgrade for LAMATA (2012) –a redesign of the line between Mile 12 and CMS to provide additional passenger capacity within revised station designs and improve traffic management and safety along the corridor.
  • Lagos (Nigeria) Bus Network Review Study for LAMATA (2013-15) – identification and classification of bus routes underpinned by a comprehensive data collection exercise using cell phone-based tools developed by ITP.
  • Lagos BRT-Lite Upgrade Design Supervision for LAMATA (2014) – provision of technical supervision, revised BRT service plan and stakeholder engagement.
  • LRT Blue Line National Theatre Station integration and Feeder Lines (2015) – review of LRT passenger forecast and development of feeder service proposal.
  • Lagos Cable Transit Project (2012-2019) -  act as Traffic Advisor to a consortium of potential lenders in relation to the privately promoted Lagos Cable Transit Scheme.