The China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the contractor in charge of the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, says it has successfully completed the connection of the tracks to Apapa port in Lagos state. The company said that the connection process was achieved on the 25th of January 2021.

The construction company said in a tweet that the linking of the railway line was successful on the 25th of January 2021 and also said “with the successful pouring of the last 25-meter monolithic track bed superstructure of Apapa Port Break Bulk Line the linking of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway has been completed.

We all know it is a crucial challenge linking the mainline of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway to the port. The Lagos – Ibadan railway line has become an important transportation passage for the import and export of goods. It now serves as a significant warranty with regards to the operational efficiency of the Railway.

The linking of the 156km Lagos-Ibadan railway to Apapa is expected to ease endless congestion at the nation’s seaports in the commercial state of Lagos.

The Apapa Port Line of Lagos-Ibadan Railway starts from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta, and extends south to Apapa Port, with an estimated length of 8.72km.

According to CCECC, it took nearly three years of endless efforts and working around the clock to achieve their goal. It added that the connecting of the rail line to the port is crucial and will enhance future importation and exportation of goods.

 CCECC worked around the clock while ensuring pandemic prevention, rules and regulations are followed, and finally completed construction of two culverts, nine groups of switch laying, 2.2km of ballasted track laying, and pouring of the 793m monolithic track bed within one month, demonstrating the ‘CCECC speed’ and the management of CCECC constructors.

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