FG Takes Delivery Of 12 Brand New Trains For The 156-km Lagos-Ibadan Railway (Photos)
FG takes delivery of the last 12 brand new trains that will be used for the 156-km Lagos-Ibadan railway.
The newly acquired trains joins the first batch of trains that were procured in February 2019.
It will help boost rail operations in the country.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken delivery of the last 12 new coaches that were ordered in March 2020.
According to the official twitter page of APC, the newly acquired coaches, which will be used on the 156-kilometre new Lagos-Ibadan railway axis, have been moved to Ogun State.
“Some days ago, Nigeria took delivery of the last dozens of train coaches ordered in the month of March.
The coaches have been transported to Nigerian train base in Papalanto, Ogun state and will be used on the Lagos-Ibadan railway when operations begin.”
The newly acquired trains joins the first batch of trains that were procured by the FG in February 2019.
The new locomotives will help boost rail operations in the country.
Last year, the minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi revealed plans to start making Made-In-Nigeria Trains.
He said that on November 8, 2019, the Federal Government would lay the foundation for the Kajola factory in Ogun State. At the factory, locomotives, wagons and coaches would be constructed by Chinese firms at no cost to Nigeria.