Nigerians Prepare  to Take over Abuja Light rail from Chinese
Series of intensive technical training for Nigerians  who are integral part of Abuja Rail Mass Transit (ARMT) operations team have  commenced by  the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) with a view to enabling  them take over from the Chinese currently managing the scheme.   The  training is part of... Read more
Lagos-Abeokuta Train: FG Offers Two Months Free Ride
Flags off Test run Wednesday   The federal government is offering free train ride for commuters on the Lagos-Abeokuta section of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail for two months with effect from Wednesday.   The free ride will be flagged off on that day by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,... Read more
22 Die, 160 Injured  in Train Accident in Taiwan
 At least 22 people have died while over 160 were injured  after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s worst rail accident for more than 25 years. Ten people were killed and 73 injured on July 8... Read more
FG Set to Launch Abuja Rail Mass Transit
 The Abuja Rail Mass Transit project is to be launched by the Federal Government  later this month.   The project, which is the first light rail system in West Africa, was flagged-off by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007 in an attempt to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  ... Read more
Railways  to Kick Off E- Ticketing  in Sept for Passengers
E-ticketing for passengers wishing to enjoy the services of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC)  across the country will commence by September this year, according to the Managing Director of the Corporation Fidet Okhiria .   Okhiria said at his office that  the project which would take off  on its... Read more
FG Gets $7. 5bn loan for Lagos–Kano Rail Line
The Federal Government has secured $7. 5 billion loan for the construction of standard rail gauge from Lagos to Kano. The Minister of Transportation , Mr Rotimi Amaechi made this revelation  during the North Central Town Hall meeting ‎held in Ilorin yesterday  for the people of Kogi, Niger and... Read more
Lagos-Ibadan Rail: FG Releases N72bn Full Counterpart  Funding
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi  has said that the Federal Government  has released N72billion being the full counterpart funding for the construction of Lagos-Ibadan modernization railway project. He revealed this  at a function in Abuja   while he also  appealed to the National Assembly to approve the Federal Government’s... Read more
The Federal Government will soon start to   transport petroleum products by rail to some parts of the country, Mr Goddy Nnadi, General Manager, Corporate Services, Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), has said. Nnadi made the disclosure  in Abuja explaining that  “We are moving into something else. Our pipelines are not... Read more
Reps Plans to Investigate Concession of Railways
The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to constitute an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate the concession of Nigerian Railway Corporation to General Electric (G.E) of the United States of America in violation of the Public Enterprises (Privatization and Commercialization) Act, 1999. The committee is to report back to the... Read more