Nigeria’s biggest city prepares for first phase of metrorail

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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.

Source: AllAfrica