Eko Rail is involved in a public-private partnership with Lagos State to equip, operate and maintain the Blue Line for 25 years, and will invest about $US 400m in the project. The Eko Rail consortium is led by Verod Capital, Nigeria, with Investec, South Africa, as lead financier.

The Blue Line is expected to carry 300,000 passengers a day with trains running at 5-minute headways.