All Nigeria articles – Page 2

  • 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.

    Passenger locomotives for Nigeria unveiled


    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 ...

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    CRCC selected to build Kano light rail network


    NIGERIA: Kano state’s Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport has provisionally awarded contracts for the construction of a light rail network in the city of Kano to a consortium of China Railway Construction Corp subsidiaries China Railway 18th Bureau Group and China Railway Construction Electrification Bureau Group. The 74·3 km ...

  • Opening of the standard gauge railway between Abuja and Kaduna.

    President inaugurates Abuja – Kaduna railway


    NIGERIA: The 187 km standard gauge line between Kaduna and Abuja was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 26. Nigerian Railway Corp had begun a period of trial operation on June 15, with passengers carried free of charge until the inauguration day when fares of N500 in standard class ...

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    Lagos metro train unveiled


    NIGERIA: CRRC Dalian has unveiled its first metro train for Lagos. The Type B set is based on the design for Tianjin metro Line 2, but with four cars rather than six. Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority ordered 15 trainsets from CRRC Dalian in January 2015 for US$14·7m, with ...

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    Ogun State Intercity Rail Mass Transit agreement signed


    NIGERIA: A contract for the construction of a 334 km rail network in the southwestern state of Ogun was signed by the state government and China Railway Construction Corp’s China Civil Engineering Construction Co Nigeria subsidiary of on April 27. The cost of the Nigeria Ogun State Intercity Rail ...

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    Chinese sign US$12bn contract to build Nigerian Coastal Railway


    NIGERIA: China Railway Construction Corp and the federal government officially signed the US$11·97bn contract to build the Nigerian Coastal Railway linking Lagos and Calabar at a ceremony in Abuja on November 19. According to CRCC, the deal is the single largest international contract awarded to a Chinese firm. CRCC’s parent ...

  • Map of Nigeria's Coastal Railway project.

    Nigerian Coastal Railway framework agreement signed


    NIGERIA: The Federal Ministry of Transport and China Civil Engineering Construction Corp signed a framework agreement to go ahead with the Coastal Railway project on May 5. Detailed negotiations will now take place before the conclusion of a final construction contract, which the China Railway Construction Corp subsidiary estimates ...

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    Private plans in Nigeria


    NIGERIA: The government has prepared a bill to amend the 1957 Railway Act with a view to permitting private sector involvement in the rail sector. Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corp Adeseyi Sijuade said he envisages that private companies may be granted access ‘to run some of the vital aspects ...

  • GE Transportation C25 EMPD locomotive for Nigerian Railway Corp (on temporary bogies).

    First GE locomotives arrive in Nigeria


    NIGERIA: The first five of 25 GE Transportation diesel locomotives have been delivered to Nigerian Railway Corp, the supplier announced on February 5. The rest will arrive in the second half of the year. The order for the C25 EMPD locomotives to haul both freight and passenger trains was placed ...

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    Abuja backs concessioning strategy


    NIGERIA: After more than two decades of abortive attempts to patch up or reconstruct NRC’s ailing 1 067 mm gauge rail network, the government is now looking to hand the whole lot to the private sector. According to Transport Minister Alhaji Ibrahim Bio, legislation is being prepared that will pave ...

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    GE to supply locomotives to Nigeria


    NIGERIA: GE Transportation and the Federal Ministry of Transportation announced the signing of a letter of intent covering the supply of 25 diesel locomotives on May 12. The C25 EMPD six-axle locomotives will be built by GE Transportation South America at Contagem in Brazil, with 12-cylinder 7FDL 2 500 ...

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    Africa's megacity needs an urban rail backbone


    LAGOS: After many years of talk and aborted proposals, plans for a diesel light rail network are finally taking shape in Nigeria's largest city.

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    Nigeria's grand plan back on hold


    FOR MANY years we have been tracking plans to develop a standard gauge network in Nigeria. Earlier this year it looked as if progress was imminent, with the signing of an agreement for China Civil Engineering & Construction Co to build a double-track line from Lagos to Abuja and Kano ...

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    Nigeria concessioning starts


    EXPRESSIONS of interest are due by the end of July for two concessions to operate sections of the Nigerian rail network, under a privatisation process that is expected to see preferred bidders announced in February 2007. Nigeria’s Bureau for Public Enterprises has appointed CPCS Transcom as Transaction Advisors. A shortlist ...

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    NRC shortlist


    NIGERIA’s Bureau of Public Enterprises has shortlisted nine consortia to tender for a contract to provide consultancy services for the planned privatisation of Nigerian Railways Corp. Around 20 companies had submitted expressions of interest before the deadline on April 20. Of these, four were disqualified for non-compliance. According to BPE, ...

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    NRC is ’dead’, says minister


    ON August 7 the Lagos Daily Trust reported that Nigerian Railway Corp had launched ’a massive rail expansion programme throughout the country’, made possible by the arrival of long-awaited consignments of imported track materials that were being distributed to key locations. NRC Assistant Director of Public Relations David Ndakosu was ...

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    NRC reform plan


    NIGERIA’s Federal Executive Council has selected the Canadian consultancy Canac to provide technical and managerial assistance for the reform of Nigeria Railways Corp. The consultants were due to start work in June on an initial 10-month study phase valued at US$4m, which will be followed by a five-year oversight programme. ...