CCECC Says Lagos-Ibadan Rail Now Connected To Apapa Ports

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation said on Monday that the Lagos-Ibadan rail line has been connected to the Apapa Ports in Lagos State.

CCECC is the construction giant handling the over $1.6bn Lagos-Ibadan railway project.

It tweeted on Monday that the rail line was connected to the ports on January 25, 2021, as CCECC successfully poured the last 25-metre monolithic track bed superstructure of Apapa Port break bulk line.

The firm said, “The Apapa Port Spur Line of Lagos-Ibadan Railway starts from the Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta and extends southward to Apapa Port, with a total length of 8.72km.

“As a crucial channel linking the main line of the Lagos-Ibadan railway to the port, it has become an important transportation passage for the import and export of goods.”

The firm said the rail now served as a significant guarantee with regards to the comprehensive operational efficiency of the railway.”