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Metro-Serve Ltd adds 50 new buses




AS part of measures to address the challenge of public transportation in Lagos, Metro-Serve Bus Limited, operators of Metrobus, has added fifty new buses to its existing fleet in the state.

The company now has 150 buses in its fleet, covering nine routes from the initial three with which it began operations three months ago.
Group Chief Executive Officer Philly and Mools, the parent company of Metro-Serve Bus Limited Niyi Oguntoyinbo, told The Guardian that the initiative was part of the company’s efforts towards ensuring that it meets a fleet target of 1800 buses, serving a total of 47 routes across the state.

He said: “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.”

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 bus fleet on February 17, 2015.

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 state.

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