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  • Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail Line inauguration locos
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    Nigerian coastal railway to go ahead

    2021-08-09T14:06:00Z

    NIGERIA: Funding to enable the construction of the 650 km east-west coastal railway was approved by a meeting of the Federal Executive Council on August 4, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has told local media. The FEC also approved plans for lines from Kano to Jibia ...

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    Commercial services begin on Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge railway

    2021-06-15T11:12:00Z

    NIGERIA: Nigerian Railway Corp launched full commercial services on the 157 km Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge line on June 15, President Muhammadu Buhari having attended an inauguration ceremony on June 10. The President said the government’s aim is to revitalise the ...

  • Nigerian Railway Corp Warri to Itakpe freight train (1)
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    Nigerian rail freight is cheaper, faster and safer than road

    2021-04-20T06:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi ceremonially flagged off a train on April 16 to mark the start of commercial freight operations on the 1 435 mm gauge Warri – Itakpe line. Nigerian Railway Corp is operating trains for Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to move ...

  • Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
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    Lagos Governor launches Red Line works

    2021-04-16T09:44:00Z

    NIGERIA: Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The north-south mass transit ...

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    Mota-Engil to build Niger – Nigeria link

    2021-01-14T10:59:00Z

    AFRICA: Construction of a long-planned rail link to landlocked Niger is set to go ahead, after Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding with Portuguese company Mota-Engil to build a cross-border rail link from northern Nigeria.

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    Nigerian standard gauge network takes shape

    2020-10-21T10:30:00Z

    NIGERIA: The 1 435 mm gauge north-south railway linking Itakpe, Ajaokuta and Warri has been formally opened for commercial operation, following an inauguration ceremony at Agbor in Delta state.

  • Nigerian rolling stock plant groundbreaking ceremony (1)
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    Construction of Nigerian rolling stock factory begins

    2019-11-11T11:11:00Z

    NIGERIA: The construction of a rolling stock assembly plant at Kajola in Ogun state was launched when Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo attended a groundbreaking ceremony on November 9. Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said the plant on the Lagos – Ibadan railway would ...

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    Nigerian railway construction agreement signed

    2019-10-31T07:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: The government and China Railway Construction Corp International have signed a US$3·9bn contract for completion of the railway corridor linking Abuja with the port of Warri. The 327 km Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Warri section of the route was completed earlier this year after being developed ...

  • CRRC Qishuyan diesel trainsets for Nigeria.
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    CRRC Qishuyan unveils Nigerian fleet

    2019-10-23T11:01:00Z

    Nigerian locos NIGERIA: CRRC Qishuyan unveiled the first NDJ3N diesel trainsets and DF11GN passenger locomotives for Nigeria when Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi visited its factory in China on October 16. The order placed by China Civil Engineering Group in January includes four NDJ3N ...

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    Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso & Niger - country map

    Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso & Niger: national rail network map

  • NRC began a free trial passenger service on the Itakpe - Warri line last November.
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    Warri line cleared for passenger operation

    2019-04-16T14:31:34Z

    NIGERIA: Federal Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi has instructed Nigerian Railway Corp to start full-scale commercial passenger operations on the 1 435 mm gauge Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Warri railway, following a three month trial of free services. The announcement followed his inspection of the railway on April 11. Instructing NRC ...

  • China Civil Engineering Construction Corp has awarded CRRC Qishuyan a contract to supply diesel locomotives and multiple-units for use in Nigeria.
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    Nigerian locomotive order signed

    2019-02-27T08:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: China Civil Engineering Construction Corp has awarded CRRC Qishuyan a contract to supply diesel locomotives and multiple-units for use in Nigeria. The order covers four NDJ3N diesel multiple-units, two DF7GN shunting locomotives, six DF11GN passenger locomotives and nine DF8BN freight locomotives. The first batch of 10 locomotives is scheduled ...

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    Nigeria plans railway northwards to Niger

    2018-11-10T06:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: Alongside the many projects to develop new 1 435 mm gauge railways to augment and gradually replace Nigeria’s 1 067 mm gauge network, the government has unveiled plans for a line running north into the neighbouring Niger Republic. The 248 km standard gauge route from Kano to Maradi would ...

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    Abuja metro starts operation with diesel-hauled trains

    2018-07-19T08:17:58Z

    NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the initial section of the Abuja metro on July 12. China Civil Engineering & Construction Corp acted as main contractor, and construction started in 2007. The 27·3 km Yellow Line runs from Abuja station to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the 18 km ...

  • Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project.
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    Lagos Blue Line metro agreement

    2018-07-06T08:29:22Z

    NIGERIA: Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project. The ‘head of agreement’ was signed when France’s President Macron visited the France-Nigeria Business Forum in the city on July 4, and a definitive contract is expected to ...

  • The isolated Abuja - Kaduna standard-gauge line was completed by CCECC in 2016.
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    Lagos – Kano standard gauge contract signed

    2018-05-21T11:33:48Z

    NIGERIA: China Civil Engineering Construction Corp is to complete the long-planned 1 435 mm gauge railway linking Lagos and Kano, under a U$6·68bn contract signed in Abuja on May 15. During the signing ceremony Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi said the line should be completed in two to three years, ‘depending ...

  • An agreement to proceed with the interim phase of a concession to upgrade Nigeria's 1 067 mm gauge rail network was signed by federal government and an international consortium.
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    Nigerian railway modernisation agreement signed

    2018-04-30T14:07:35Z

    NIGERIA: An agreement to proceed with the interim phase of a concession to upgrade the 1 067 mm gauge rail network was signed by federal government and an international consortium on April 27. The consortium is led by GE and includes Chinese construction company SinoHydro, South African transport and logistics ...

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    Preferred bidder for Nigerian upgrade

    2017-05-30T09:52:51Z

    NIGERIA: A consortium led by GE of the USA has been confirmed by the government as preferred bidder for a concession to rehabilitate, finance and operate the 3 505 km Nigeria Railway Corp network, GE announced on May 25. Also comprising Chinese construction company SinoHydro, Transnet of South Africa and ...

  • Kano state’s Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport has signed the commercial contract for the construction of a four-line light rail system in the city of Kano (photo: Jonathan Riddell/CC BY-SA 2.0).
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    Kano light rail contract signed

    2017-02-15T14:51:19Z

    NIGERIA: Kano state’s Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport has signed the commercial contract for the construction of a four-line light rail system in the city of Kano, China Railway Construction Corp announced on February 11. The US$1·85bn contract was signed by the state government and a consortium of ...

  • The first two CDD3B1 diesel locomotives built to haul passenger trains on the Abuja – Kaduna line in Nigera have been rolled out by CRRC Dalian.
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    Passenger locomotives for Nigeria unveiled

    2017-01-09T12:29:00Z

    NIGERIA: The first two diesel locomotives built to haul passenger trains on the Abuja – Kaduna line have been rolled out at the CRRC Dalian factory in China. The 1 435 mm gauge Type CDD3B1 locomotives have a maximum speed of 150 km/h, and are designed to cope with local ...