Nigeria Goverment Approves Railway Modernisation Project

Nigeria Goverment Approves Railway Modernisation Project
October 15, 2009 8:40 pm

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved $874.3m towards the Nigerian Railways Modernisation Project.
The grant includes $84m (N12.3bn) for the railway track and signal network upgrade of the 488km Lagos-Jebba rail line, with work expected to finish in ten months. The grant will also provide funds to buy and install one CNC Wheel Lathe Machine and related works for the railways, with work expected to finish in 30 weeks.

The grant also covers capital parts, consumables and tools for 25 C25-EMPD diesel engine locomotives.

The project covers the first segment of the modernisation work from Abuja to Kaduna. The plan for the second segment from Lagos to Ibadan will be presented to the council for approval shortly. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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