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These videos have been circulating on social media. Taken last night in Lagos.

These are new locomotives for #AbujaKadunaRail & #LagosIbadanRail - shipped from China end-2019, arrived Apapa end Jan & now en route to a Railway Yard in Ogun State, from where they will be deployed
“On January 25, 2019, CRRC Qishuyan Co., Ltd. and China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CRCC) formally signed a contract in Beijing for the export of 21 locomotives to Nigeria.”

[The first batch of 10 were ready for shipment to Nigeria in October]
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“The 21 locomotives comprise four NDJ3N locomotives, six DF11GN diesel passenger locomotives, nine DF8BN freight locomotives and two DF7GN locomotives.” railjournal.com/africa/crrc-lo…
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For those asking about the Trial Schedule for #LagosIbadan Rail, this is from the NRC MD:

“We will continue to do a return trip every day, where the train leaves Ibadan by 9.00 a.m. and leaves Lagos by 4.00 p.m. But after 21st December, we will be running two return trips.”
He explains the purpose of the Trial Rides: We are “stressing the track so that if there are errors in the formation or any other thing, it will come out before the full commencement of commercial operations in April.” #LagosIbadanRail
“We have about 350 wagons, both for containers and other goods that are coming in on that route. Also we are going to have about 36 coaches for passengers. We intend to run about six return trips between Ibadan & Lagos when we start [full operations].” — MD, NRC #LagosIbadanRail
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Today VP @ProfOsinbajo on behalf of PMB performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the Standard Gauge Rail Wagon Assembly Plant in Kajola, Ogun State. The completed Plant will have capacity to produce 500 wagons per year — open, container, flat, tank and box wagons. #InvestNigeria
“The Federal Ministry of Transportation signed an agreement with Messrs. CCECC Nig. Limited in March, 2018 to establish this plant for the production and assembling of rolling stock, spare parts and maintenance equipment in Nigeria.” — HM @ChibuikeAmaechi | November 9, 2019
“Consequently, Messrs. CCECC conducted a feasibility study in which the choice of Kajola, Ogun State was arrived at as the suitable location for the project.” — @ChibuikeAmaechi #LagosIbadanRail #RailUPng #AbujaKadunaRail #infrastructure
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And we are back! Another #LagosIbadanRail Tour. Haven’t been here since before construction started on the main Station in Lagos. Impressed by how far work has gone.

Follow this unfolding thread. #infrastructure
We’re starting with the Ebute Metta Station, under construction. Will be the biggest of the 10 Stations. #LagosIbadanRail
Construction #LagosIbadanRail #Station
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We’re on the #LagosIbadanRail Train, about to set off from Iju, to Abeokuta. Alake of Egbaland, Governor of Ogun, Minister of Transport, Senators, etc on board. #PMBMeansBusiness
Train is now on the move. #LagosIbadanRail
On the move. #LagosIbadanRail
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I’m currently on one of the Standard Gauge Rail Lines that the @MBuhari Administration is completing (tracks finished, stations being built). We’re traveling at about 90km per hour, AC pumping,phones charging. It’s free cos it’s still test-run phase. I have about 3 hours to go :)
These photos (and above) taken in Agbor, Delta State, this morning. Agbor is home to the Railway Yard (Maintenance, Storage, Communications) of the 327km ITAKPE-AJAOKUTA-WARRI rail line. Also home to the biggest station on the line (under construction) #RailUPng #ItakpeWarriRail
This is AJAOKUTA Station under construction. Filmed today, on #ItakpeWarriRail Line. I boarded at Ujevwu community in Udu LGA of Delta State. We departed at 8.12am, and rolled into ITAKPE in Kogi State at about 2pm. 30+ years project, finally running! #RailUPng #PMBMeansBusiness
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