JULY-NOVEMBER 2014 UPDATES (LATEST)
The Abuja-Kaduna Railway draws to a close and it is only fitting that we provide some updates regarding Nigeria's second ongoing Inter-City Standard Gauge project. This is a 186.5km railway project being constructed by CCECC to ferry passengers between Idu Station in the Nation's Capital and neighbouring Kaduna. The project can facilitate train movements at speeds of up to 150 km/hr. The railway features 26 rail bridges, five box bridges and 30 overpass bridges. The project was financed with $500 million from the China Exim Bank. Construction is expected to be completed next month in December. A CCECC celebratory ceremony is planned for the 29th of November.
It is refreshing to see the Nigerian Rail Master-Plan being modernized as the majority of the system was built decades ago and are still of a narrow gauge specification. Below are some older updates of the Abuja-Kaduna Railway from earlier in the year.
Written by T.Adeniyi for Blackborderbuild.com