NRC to Deploy Two New Locomotives for Abuja-Kaduna Train Service

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has disclosed that barring any technical hitches, it will next month deploy the two new speed locomotives it acquired for the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge train service It noted that once it deploys the new locomotives, timing of its services would be strict, adding that it will obey its schedules strictly […]

NRC to Deploy Fast-Speed Trains On Abuja-Kaduna Line

The Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) said two new speed locomotives will be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge by next month. NRC Liaison Officer, Pascal Nnorli, disclosed to journalists in Abuja that locomotive, which arrived Abuja last month are built to travel up to 150km per hour. With the new locomotives, mass transportation of goods […]

FG To Connect Airports, Seaports, Inland Depots to Rail

The Federal Ministry of Transportation, has disclosed plans to connect all seaports, airports and inland container depots by rail. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sabiu Zakari, said; “The vision is for a farmer in Sokoto to be able to send his goods from his farms by road to the nearest inland container depot, where it […]

Airport Closure - Abuja-Kaduna Rail Records 18,794 Passengers

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that about 18,794 passengers used the rail service in its Abuja - Kaduna route in the last three weeks. NRC attributed the growth of the passengers to the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for repair works. Mr Victor Aduma, the rail service operations manager, made this […]

PMB and Need to Reform Nigeria's Rail System

When our colonial Master (The British) built the first railway in Nigeria in 1898 linking Lagos and Abeokuta in Old Western region today South-west Nigeria, it was only Britain, The United States of America and few other countries had such facilities then. Naturally, anyone would expect almost 119 years down the line, Nigeria should have […]

General Electric To Manage NRC In 2017 – Amaechi

The Federal Government said that American company, General Electric (GE) would take over the management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) under a concession plan between January and March 2017. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, who stated this in Abuja while speaking at the first International Transportation Conference, said that the 18-month window period […]

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More firms embrace the railway

Cargo trains are gaining more attraction, with more firms opting for them to ferry their cargoes. ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE lists the advantages of this new development and how it could be sustained. The rails have been busy in the last few weeks, with more cargo trains leaving Lagos for various parts of the country. From its […]

GE Asserts Interest In $2bn Railway Concession

General Electric (GE) confirmed its “keen interest” in acquiring a Nigeria railway concession project worth about $2 billion, the U.S. company said on Monday. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said this month that GE would be investing $2.2 billion in a concession to revamp, provide rolling stock, and manage some of the country’s railways. “Given the […]

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China Railway Approves $1.8bn To Construct Kano Light Rail

China Railway Approves $1.8bn To Construct Kano Light Rail

The China Railway Construction Corporation has disclosed that it has signed $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. The company also said it has received provisional letter of award from Nigeria to carry out the projects. The receipt of the contract is valid for three weeks from the day of award, after […]

FG Earmarks N567.4billion for Rail Upgrade

The Federal Government has voted N567.4 billion ($1.68 billion) for the upgrade and modernisation of the Kano-Kaduna segment of the Lagos-Kano rail line. The contract for the project has been awarded to a Chinese firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). According to a statement endorsed by Yi Er San Ri and Liunian Jiuyue, on behalf […]

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