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Old March 20th, 2016, 10:37 AM   #1
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ABUJA | Public Transport

This thread is about public transport in Abuja.

Abuja (/əˈbuːdʒə/) is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos, though the latter remains the country's most populous city.

At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298, making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria. According to the United Nations, Abuja grew at the rate of 139.7% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the world
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Abuja Light Rail

Abuja Light Rail is an under construction project of a light rail system in Abuja in FCT, Nigeria.

The light rail network is expected to link Abuja with satellite towns such as Nyanya, Kubwa, Mararaba and Lugbe.







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Abuja Light Rail



And Gar3th, there are maps of the Abuja Light Rail. You posted this one yourself. Here I am reposting it again.



This is another Station that I found called the Airport Station (This station is part of Lot3)


In this particular map above, you cannot see it, because it is cut off from the picture, but it is 2 stations after Idu.



Construction pictures





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]Laying of the final girder completed on 15/12/2015.
http://www.cceccng.com/news/2015-12-16/456.html









Inspection by FCT Minister Alhaji Mohammed Bello
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Map of Abuja light rail on urbanrail.net, drawn by me:
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Very nice that such as small city of 700,000 is already building a light rail, no city that small in Brazil has a light rail, congrats Nigeria
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Abuja Light Rail Project Under Threat


NAN, Abuja: The Abuja light rail project is at jeopardy as unknown persons have started stealing the communication cable laid on the rail line[...]
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Light rail section still under construction.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #9
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Some new updates over the past few months:

Abuja Light Rail 84 per cent complete – Official



Abuja rail under construction


The Acting Secretary of Federal Capital Territory’s Transport Secretariat, AbdulHamid Suleiman, says Abuja Light Rail is 84.33 per cent complete.

Mr. Suleiman made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja on Tuesday.

“The total length of the completed double track as at today is 45.245 kilometres.’’

He said the project was awarded on May 25, 2007 to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for the final construction of Lots 1 and 3.

He said the cost of the project was $841. 645 million with completion period of 48 months.

“This consisted of approximately 60.67 kilometres of standard gauge double railway track and associated permanent way within FCT.

“In Aug. 2012, due to deficiencies noticed in the estimations, the scope of the contract was varied to $823, 540 million for the final design and construction of Lots A1 and 3.

The project has attained about 84. 33 per cent completion as at Dec. 2016,” he said.

The acting secretary stressed that the total length of double tracks of 45.245 kilometres has reached 98 per cent completion.

Mr. Suleiman said 12 stations had reached 75 per cent completion, 50 culverts 100 per cent completion, nine pedestrian overpasses had also reached 85 per cent completion.

He said 13 railway bridges were 100 per cent completed, 15 flyover bridges 80 per cent completed, locomotive and rolling stone stock depot also reached 85 per cent completion, communication 67 per cent and signalling at 87 per cent completion.

Mr. Suleiman said “the projected date of the completion of the project is Dec. 2017.

“The feasibility study and conceptual design for the remaining lots 4, 5 and 6 are under procurement.

“These lots are available for concession under a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) basis,” he said.

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FEC Approves Phase II of Abuja Light Rail — 23rd March 2017

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

The China Exim Bank will bankroll the $1.79 billion second phase of the Abuja Mass Transit Rail that will cover new areas in the capital city of Abuja.

The Abuja second phase mass transit rail is expected to pass through Area 10, Berger junction, Jabi Motor, Wuse Market, through to Life Camp to terminate at Gwagwa.

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello. said this was part of the project approved by the Federal Executive Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He told State House correspondents after the meeting that the rail project has been awarded to China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, (CCECC) at the cost of $1.79 billion. This is outside $1.5 billion (about N450 billion) counterpart funding secured from China earlier in the year by the Federal Government for the Lagos-Ibadan rail project set to commence in March.

The Minister also said council gave approval for the remaining part of Lot 1A (5.76km) which was in the first phase of the Abuja railway project in addition to approving the rolling stocks, workshop Equipment and a three-year management contract.

According to him, “Lot 3 has been completed and the entire tracks have been connected. Council also gave approval today for rolling stocks, that is the coaches that will be used on the system. Twelve sets will be procured for use on that line and that line of Lot 3 is going to start from the Abuja metro station through the national park station, Ring Road 3 station, Wuba station, Idu station, and finally terminates at the airport.

“The tracks have been laid, the extensions have been 90 percent completed. We only have a couple of them now underpainting that will be completed soon.

“We also have lot 1A which has been completed, that is the rail that goes from Idu, to Gwagwa station, Jibbi station and Bazango. We have realised the need to extend the rail from the Bazango station to Kubwa so it can carry the traffic coming. That extension is 5.7KM and we got council’s approval today”.

Council gave approval for the procurement of workshop equipment including three years management.

“You know rails require a lot of maintenance activities, all these are the benefits that we are enjoying because of our friendship with China,” Bello explained.

The FCT Minister also stated that the coaches is expected end of th year or early next year, adding that “the total number of Lots (coaches) coming in are 20 and each Lot has four coaches and each will move 690 passengers, so 10 of it will carry 6,990 passengers”.

Council also gave approval infrastructural development in Jahi District of the FCT as the cost of N19.473billion, in addition to a contract for the construction of a 5km road to link Ring Road III to Wasa Junction with Karshi -Ara-Apo Road at the sum of N2.454 billion.
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And crosspost from the Nigerian forum:
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Idu Station of the Abuja Mass Rail


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Tracks of the Abuja Mass Rail cross over the Abuja - Kaduna Railway







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Test running of Abuja light rail to start in November

Malam Muhammad Bello, the Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday said FCT Administration would start the test running of the Rail Mass Transit by middle November.

Bello disclosed this when he received a delegation of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) led by its President, Chief Tomilola Akingbogun when they paid him a visit in his office.

According to him, the contractor handling the Abuja Rail Mass Transit is expected to complete work on the project by October.

The minister said that by December, the administration intended to temporarily open the rail services for the Lots 1A and 3 to the general public for usage.

“The full operation of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit will commence by the first quarter of 2018 as earlier announced,’’ he said.

Link: https://guardian.ng/news/test-runnin...t-in-november/
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Abuja metro rail ready by December, says contractor




Railway Project Manager, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Mr Kong Tao (L), showing journalists the map of railway project during the China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria CCCN exhibition of some belt and road initiative projects in Abuja. 04436/21/8/2017/Anthony Alabi/HB/NAN



The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, has said the phase one of Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project will be commissioned by December. The Project Manager, Kong Tao, said this while addressing journalists who were on tour of the site at Idu, Abuja, on Tuesday.

Mr. Tao said that the rail transit, which cost $823 million (about N299 billion), consisted of lots 1A and 3, covering 45km with 12 designed passengers’ stations. “The rail linked the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to the Central Business District. The line of the rail mass transit is double-track line of right side running, and standard-gauge is 1435mm. Work on the large-scale project is going on smoothly,” he said.

According to him, it will be test-run by November and will be commissioned for public usage in December.

He said that the project, after completion, would generate employment and boost the commercial activities of the host communities. “Abuja rail mass transit project is bound to accelerate the growth of national economy."

“The realisation of this large-scale project will definitely deliver much benefits to the general public, such as better investment environment. It will also enhance better living condition, more employment, land value enhancement, energy saving and greater social responsibility,” he said.

Mr. Tao, however, expressed concern about the vandalism of the rail facilities of the company. “Despite the presence of security personnel, thieves still operate on weekly basis,” he said.

He said that host communities often destroyed the perimeter fencing built to prevent trespassing on the rail track. “This endangers lives as operational trains move constantly on the rail track. Safety is the most important thing in our operation. Even though we built fence to prevent trespass, they break it to cross the rail rack,” he said.

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Update on the progress of the lines. It's almost done...

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Abuja Light Rail to Begin Operation in December

FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, disclosed this on Monday at the swearing- in ceremony of the newly appointed Chief of Staff, Mandate Secretaries as well as Coordinators of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council and Satellite Town Development Department.

He said the light rail project, which was at 50 per cent stage when he assumed office, is currently 98 per cent complete. He said that Abuja residents should expect to ride on the trains by Christmas.
Source: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.ph...n-in-december/
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Very nice that such as small city of 700,000 is already building a light rail, no city that small in Brazil has a light rail, congrats Nigeria
I think what's important is that the city is growing quickly and will probably be much larger in the future. Building this infrastructure now ensures growth will surround and be in harmony with the new system rather than the system having to be built around and react to an existing cityscape.

I bet that in the future, Abuja will probably look and feel a lot more modern, cleaner, etc, than Lagos will ever be just because its going to have grown in a more advanced era and had a better start.
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Is it going to be electric or diesel?
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We finally have pictures of the rolling stock! Crossposted from the Nigeria subforum:

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Rolling stock of the Abuja Mass Rail at CRRC Dalian's Factory

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And here's some recent pictures of Idu station and depot:

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Idu Station of the Abuja Mass Rail




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