Sunday 9 June 2013

Lagos Rail Red Line To Be Completed In 2 -Years [Photos]

The Executive Director (finance and administration) of the Infrastructure Bank, Taiwo Dauda, has said that the Lagos Rail Red Line will be completed in two years.
He announced this during a train ride from the Ebute-Metta junction of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in Lagos to the Agbado Station in Ogun.
The train ride was to showcase Nigeria’s infrastructure to participants at the just-concluded 3rd Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Investment Forum, which had 15 participants from Europe, the U.S., Germany, Brazil and Nigeria.
The Blue Line, which is being built by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), is expected to be 27.5 km-long with 13 stations. Construction started in 2010, as against the April 2008 date originally scheduled and is only half complete (National Theatre to Mile 2).
The construction of the Blue Line has gone on very slowly.
The construction of the Blue Line has gone on very slowly.
A look at the construction of light rails in other countries shows that Nigeria is lagging behind in the construction of its rails.
The first light rail in Changchun, China started with its initial phase of Line 3, which was completed in 2001, and the second phase was completed in 2007 (6 years).
China started the construction of its first line of metro with 18 stations the length of 20.12 km in 2010, and they are to be opened in 2014.
In North America, Edmomton started its first route of light rail in 1974 and opened it on April 22, 1978 (4 years) just in time for the Common Wealth games.
Advisory service for Nigeria’s Blue and Red Rail is now being provided by CPCS Transcom Limited and Infrastructure Development. The company confirmed that construction of the Blue Rail actually started in January 2010 and the new completion date is set at 2015.

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