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Projects completed 

In July , 2016 the ItakpeAjaokuta – Warri railway Railway Standard Gauge project, which was first conceived thirty-two years ago, was completed.  


There has been rehabilitation of the existing narrow gauge lines including:

  • Lagos – Jebba 480km 480 km line  
  • Jebba – Kano 624km 624 km line
  • Port Harcourt – Aba – Enugu – Makurdi 468km 468 km line 
  • Kuru – Bauchi – Gombe – Maiduguri 640km 640 km line
  • Makurdi – Kafanchan – Kaduna Junction – Kuru line


A 156.5km double track standard gauge line between Lagos –Ibadan has almost been completed,completed (flagged off for use in December 2019). It has a design capacity for a 150km an 150 km/hour speed. It is part of the planned, longer Lagos – Kano line.  

284km 284 km Kano – Katsina – Makurdi Standard Gauge line. 
Further planned projects

  1. The 2163km 2163 km Port Harcourt – Maiduguri single-track standard gauge rail-line that would traverse major industrial cities along the Eastern corridor, South-South, South-East and the North-Eastern geo-political zones of the country. It is due to be completed in three years’ time (2022). 
  2. The Coastal Railway Project proposed for Nigeria’s coastal states corridor that spans from Lagos to Calabar and cuts through most states in the South East and South. The high speed rail would have the capability of cutting travelling time of 11 hours from Lagos to Calabar by road to less than 3 hours by bullet train.