The 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line is the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa, and the first Nigerian railway line to be started AND completed by the SAME administration, since 1960.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the project was performed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on March 7, 2017. Construction started right after, and test-running commenced in December 2020.
There are 21 large and medium sized bridges, with a total length of 6.08km, 12 frame bridges, 256 culverts, 25 overpasses and 10 Stations, in the project. The track-laying covers a total length of 380.03km.
The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers.
President Buhari is committed to developing a modern national railway network that will connect every part of Nigeria, and promote trade, travel, tourism, commerce and national integration.