China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, the construction giant handling the over $1.6bn Lagos-Ibadan railway project tweeted on Monday that the rail line has been connected to the Apapa Ports in Lagos State.
According to the tweet, 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.”
CCECC said the rail now served as a significant guarantee with regards to the comprehensive operational efficiency of the railway.