The Metro Brand – Changing The Face Of Transportation

Metro Bus

Metro Bus, sister company to our client Metro Taxi and subsidary of Philly and Mools Group has just launched 100 Air Conditioned buses to run designated routes in the Lagos Metropolis. Metro Bus plans to steadily increase the fleet to 1800 buses, serving a total of 47 routes across the state. At W-HBS, we hope to see more extensions of the Metro brand and a total change of the face of transportation in Lagos State resulting to the launch of Metro Ferry, Metro Rail and Metro Air.

During the launch of Metro Bus, Mr Oguntoyinbo stated that part of the innovative facilities available on the buses are access through pre-loaded cards that would generate 5,000 jobs for people living in Lagos, cameras transmitting live feeds on the go and free wifi services on the buses. “Passengers can also send SMS to a designated number to know when the bus will arrive at their bustop, because it has been noticed that a lot of people wait at bustops unnecessarily ” Oguntoyinbo said. He added that‎ the buses had been equipped with facilities that will enable the operators see the buses in real time through CCTV cameras from the customer care centres. According to him, there would be security camera on board to ensure safety of passengers. The live feeds from the camera will be made available to security agencies to be able to track any mishap.

‎State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) described the project as a significant step in the effort to connect the nooks and crannies of Lagos via public- private driven transport network schemes. He commended the scheme and encouraged financial institutions to support the initiative.