It’s the most important segment of the Lagos – Kano standard gauge line project and it will have about eight stations located at Apapa, Ebube-Metta, intermediate stations at Agege, Kajola, Papalanto, Abeokuta, Omi-Adion, a padding station with technical operation. The Lagos-Ibadan rail project will focus on freight and passenger travel, passing through Apapa, which houses Nigeria’s two busiest seaports (the Lagos Port complex (LPC) popularly called Apapa port and the Tin can Island port complex (TCIPC) both of which are about 6km apart.
What will be the advantages of this project?
- The railway will facilitate the revamping of the Ibadan Dry inland port
- It will ease the movement of passengers along the Lagos – Ibadan expressway
- It will aid the industrial zone between Lagos and Ogun state
The project was awarded to the Chinese firm China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) that will cooperate with local companies.