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327km standard-gauge rail line to link Itakpe in Kogi State to Ajaokuta and then on to Warri, Delta State (Itakpe to Ajaokuta, 50km; Ajaokuta to Warri, 277km) #RailUPng #GovtAtWorkNG

2/ Conceived in the 1980s, construction commenced in 1987. Subsequent administrations failed to complete it and put it to use. President Buhari takes it as a priority project and is committed to completing it by 2019. #RailUPng #GovtAtWorkNG
3/ Originally envisioned as a freight-only line, to link key industries and ports in Nigeria’s iron ore and steel producing belt. Now being reconfigured into a Passenger and Freight rail line, to form the Central Line of Nigeria’s National Rail Network. #RailUPng #GovtAtWorkNG
4/ There are plans to in the near future extend the line to reach Lokoja and Abuja, where it will connect with the Kaduna-Abuja Rail Line. #RailUPng #GovtAtWorkNG
5/ When completed, it will halve travel time between the Niger Delta and the Northern part of Nigeria, as well as open up several towns and villages along the rail corridor. #RailUPng #GovtAtWorkNG
6/ 12 Stations in all, across Kogi, Edo and Delta States. Agbor will be the central hub of the line, home to the biggest passenger station, as well as a Railway Village. Agbor is 60km from Asaba, 70km from Benin and 75km from Onitsha. #RailUPng #GovtAtWorkNG
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