Railway Stations in Nigeria | Nigerian Railway Schedule & Map for Transportation

Railway stations in Nigeria - People who enjoys traveling by rail in Nigeria are very keen to know about the accurate Nigeria railway schedules to enable them book their tickets. Due to this fact, they starting for more information about Nigerian railway corporation official website; train from Kano to Lagos; Nigerian railway map; Abuja train station; Lagos to Minna by train; Lagos railway station; history of railway transportation in Nigeria etc. Lets now walk you through the rails stations and their locations in Nigeria.

Cities served by Railway in Nigeria

The East (E) and West (W) lines are connected by the Link Line.

West Line

  • Apapa (W) - port ; flour mill ; oil terminals
  • Lagos (W) - Terminus station
  • Agbado (W) - major bridge
  • Ijoko (W) - terminus of suburban trains, 2013
  • Abeokuta (W)
  • Agege (W) - junction
  • Ibadan (W)
  • Oshogbo (W)
  • Ilorin (W)
  • Zungeru (W) - bridge
  • Minna (W) - junction for Baro
  • Kaduna (W) - junction for East Line; junction for Abuja
  • Zaria (WX) - junction for Kaura Namoda (W)
  • Kano (W)
  • Nguru (W) - terminus near Niger border
  • Zaria (W) - junction
  • Funtua (W)
  • Gusau (WN)
  • Kaura Namoda (W) - branch terminus near Niger border
  • Bajoga
  • Enugu
  • Idogo (W) - branch terminus
  • Minna (W) - junction for Baro
  • Baro (W) (branch terminus) on River Niger
  • Ikeja

(Standard gauge)
  • Kaduna (W) junction for Abuja (0 km) completed 2014, but not enough rolling stock (plan B)
  • Abuja (W) - national capital - September, 2009 (186 km). In August 2012, the new standard gauge line between Kaduna and Abuja was 35% complete.

Link line

  • Kaduna (W) - junction for East Line cross country
  • Idon (WE)
  • Kafanchan (E) - junction to West Line cross country

Central Line 1435mm

  • This line is isolated from the East and West lines.
  • Agbaja (C) - Iron ore (proposed 2011)
  • Itakpe (C) - iron ore [10]
  • Ajaokuta (C)
  • Ovu (49m) (C) (incomplete 22 km)
  • Warri (C) - A line to Warri was planned; contractor paid October 2009; completion unknown.
  • (gauge convertible sleepers)
  • Port Harcourt
  • Onne

East Line

  • Port Harcourt (E)
  • Aba (E)
  • Enugu (E)
  • Otukpo (E)
  • Igumale (E)
  • Makurdi (E) - major bridge
  • Kafanchan (E) - junction to West Line
  • Kuru (E) - junction for Jos
  • Bukuru (E) - tin
  • Jos (E) - tin
  • Bauchi (E) - was 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) [15] and part of Bauchi Light Railway.
  • (built 1961)
  • Gombe (E),
  • Maiduguri (E) (terminus) - nearest railhead to Chad
  • Lafia (E)
  • Oshogbo (W)
  • Umagha (E)
  • Uyo (E)
  • Umuahia (E)
  • Chamo (E)
  • Yenagoa (E) - the Bayelsa state capital since c1996
  • Agbadi - (E) - river crossing

Rehabilitate

  • Lagos (W) 488 km
  • Jebba (W) - on River Niger
  • Under Construction (standard gauge)
  • (double track)
  • Lagos (0 km)
  • Kano (128 km)

Proposed

  • Lagos
  • Abeokuta (W)
  • Ibadan
  • Ibadan
  • Oshogbo (W)
  • Ilorin
  • Nyanya
  • Minna (W)
  • (Coast Line)
  • Lagos 0 km
  • Benin City
  • Calabar - 1402 km - near border with Cameroon

Feasibility studies

  • Lagos-Abuja (615 km);
  • Ajaokuta-Obajana-Jakura-Boro-Abuja with an additional line from Otukpo;
  • Anyinga-Ejule-Ida-Adoru-Nsuuka-Adani-Omor-Anaku-Aguleri-Nsugbe-Onitcha;
  • Zaria-Kaura Namoda-Nnewi-Owerri-Illela-Birni to Konni in the Niger Republic (520 km);
  • Benin City-Agbor-Onicha-Nnewi-Owerri-Aba
  • Onitcha-Enugu-Abakaliki;
  • Eganyi-Lokoja-Abaji-Abuja (280 km).

To Niger

  • Nigeria Kauran Namoda (0 km) rail head
  • Nigeria Sokoto
  • Nigeria Birnin Kebbi
  • Nigeria Niger (about 250 km) - border
  • Niger Birnin-N'konni
  • Niger Niamey

Nigerian Southern

  • Lagos
  • Niger River Delta
  • Port Harcourt
  • Calabar (near Cameroon border)

Metro and Light Rail

  • Metro lines are proposed for the MegaCity of Lagos.[24]
  • Abuja Light Rail is expected to open in 2017.

Closed Railway Stations in Nigeria

  • Bauchi Light Railway 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) - (open 1914-1927)
  • Zaria
  • Rahama (regauged about 1927 when 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) eastern main line reached Kuru)
  • Jos - tin mines
  • Bukuru - tin mines
  • Kuru - future junction
  • Bauchi

See also

  • Transport in Nigeria
  • Lagos Terminus
  • Nigerian Railway Corporation

Related to history of railway transportation in nigeria

  • nigerian railway system
  • nigerian railway map
  • nigerian railway train schedule
  • nigerian railway corporation vacancies
  • railway stations in nigeria
  • nigerian railway modernization project
  • nigeria railway project
  • the first or main oil refinery in nigeria is at

Nigeria Railway Histroy According to Wikipedia

The Nigerian Railway Corporation traces its history to the year 1898, when the first railroad in Nigeria was constructed by the British colonial government. ... The rail network reached its maximum extent shortly after Nigerian independence, in 1964.

References for Railway Stations in Nigeria

  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/09/23/nigerian-oil-sidings-contract/#comment
  • http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11361046-s200.htm
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2012/08/lagos-kano-and-abuja/
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/12/09/abuja-kaduna-tracklaying-completed/
  • http://www.railway-technology.com/news/news68211.html?http://www.railwaysafrica.com/2009/10/nigeria-approves-abuja-line-2/
  • http://www.railway-technology.com/news/news68473.html?mxmroi=6219191/2315037/false
  • http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1943218.htm#1943218
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/12/09/abuja-kaduna-tracklaying-completed/
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2011/11/ore-from-agbara-in-nigeria/
  • Railway Gazette International October 2009 page 11
  • http://www.railway-technology.com/news/news69896.html?mxmroi=6219191/2376114/false
  • http://www.teamengineering.it/field/transport/transport2/itakpedescrizione.htm
  • http://www.icafrica.org/en/news/infrastructure-news/article/nigeria-rail-gets-boost-in-ajaokuta-warri-line-completion-802/
  • Hansard
  • http://www.trappco.de/trapp-website/services/9-railway-track-works.html
  • http://www.railway-technology.com/news/news69270.html?mxmroi=6219191/2347725/false
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/03/25/zte-communications-nigerias-railway/
  • http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1943218.htm#1943218
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/11/25/china-build-nigerian-coast-railway/
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/10/28/nigerian-feasibility-studies/
  • http://www.informationng.com/2013/08/nigeria-to-link-niamey-niger-republic-with-rail-line-vp-sambo.html
  • http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/05/27/nigerian-southern-railway/
  • Railway Gazette International October 2008, p817 (map)
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