23 Aug Nigeria’s biggest city prepares for first phase of metrorail
The Abuja rail transport system has been on the cards for years, and when completed at a cost of U.S.$823 million, will generate employment and boost the commercial activities of the city, an official has said.
The rail transit project, costing N299 billion ($823 million), consists of lot 1A and lot 3 covering a length of 45km with 12 designated passenger stations. It links the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to the Central Business District.
The rail project is a double-tracked line of right side running, and standard-gauge 1435mm.