Chinese trio deny offering $5,000 bribe in Kenya rail probe
Andrew Forrest joins Emirati sheikh in Liberian rail venture
Stunning successes for Cape Town's 'rail enforcers' in first 100 days
Despite seeming reforms, Nigeria still does not have a functional railway ticketing system
Eight county bosses pledge cash for Sh25bn rail project
Alger Houari Boumediene Airport rail link opened
Standard gauge plans on hold in Kenya
ONCF orders 30 Alstom electric locomotives
Reps to probe rail accidents nationwide
SNCF to assist PRASA with renewal programme
The first phase of a new light rail railway line in Abuja, Nigeria, built by China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC) through an investment of $823m, has begun commercial operations.
Developed over a period of 11 years, the first phase features 45.25km of railway tracks on two lines.
The first phase of the Abuja light rail line, which links Abuja’s international airport with other parts of the city, was officially inaugurated last week by Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources.”
Buhari said at the inauguration: “This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in this project.
“Transportation is the live wire of any city. I am very optimistic that a modern rail service would bring about a boost to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) economy and greatly enhance social life.”
Part of the Abuja rail mass transit project, the newly opened rail line is equipped with three coaches that can accommodate more than 300 passengers and is expected to carry at least 1,000 people daily, reported Xinhua.
The line comprises 12 stations, 21 operational offices, 13 bridges, 50 culverts, as well as nine pedestrian overpasses.
CCECC will be responsible for building the second phase of the Abuja light rail line network, which will include 292km of track and six lines.
The Government of Nigeria further plans to modernise nearly 3,500km of the existing narrow-gauge lines connecting Lagos and Kano, as well as Port Harcourt and Maiduguri.
The post First phase of Abuja light rail line in Nigeria starts operations appeared first on Railway Technology.
This article first appeared on www.railway-technology.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.