The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has issued a public notice, signaling the conclusion of the 50% rebate on transport fares within the regulated transport system in Lagos. The announcement comes as the discount, introduced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on August 2, 2023, is set to expire this Sunday.
Starting from Monday, November 6, 2023, commuters can expect transport fares to revert to the pre-August 2nd rates. This change is bound to affect the cost of travel for many Lagos residents, and passengers should prepare for the return to standard fare prices.
In an attempt to ease the transition and offer continued incentives to passengers, LAMATA has revealed the introduction of a new off-peak fare. This will provide commuters traveling outside the early morning peak hours with a form of rebate. The off-peak fare will be applicable to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Blue Line train services, aiming to encourage commuters to choose these options during less congested travel times.
As LAMATA strives to “keep Lagos moving,” this change in fare structure reflects the evolving efforts to optimize the city’s public transport system. Commuters will need to adapt to these changes as they plan their daily journeys, considering both the return to standard fare rates and the introduction of the off-peak fare.