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Railway Compound Walkabout

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Railway Compound

Ebute-Metta

Yaba

Lagos, LA

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A historically-minded, guided tour of the Railway Compound, Ebute-Metta.


The British government began construction of a railway from Lagos Colony to Ibadan in March 1896. The Lagos Government Railway began operations in March 1901 and was extended to Minna in 1911, where it met the BaroKano Railway that was built by the government of Northern Nigeria between 1907 and 1911.[2] The two lines were amalgamated in 1912 into the Government Department of Railways, the predecessor to the Nigerian Railway Corporation. The railway reached its northeastern terminus of Nguru in 1930.[3]

After coal was discovered at Udi, the Eastern Railway was built to Port Harcourt between 1913 and 1916. This railway was extended to Kaduna in 1927, connecting the Eastern Railway to the Lagos–Kano Railway.[4] The Eastern Railway was extended to its northeastern terminus of Maiduguri between 1958 and 1964.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_in_Nigeria


Lagos District, as it exists today, was established on November 1st, 1977 and is the smallest in size of all the seven Districts of Nigerian Railway Corporation. Lagos District covers just a track distance of 91km comprising of 47km mainline of Iddo/Apapa to Ifaw junction (FOJ) – which is the boundary between Lagos and western Districts and a 44km branch line between Ifaw junction and Idogo. The Lagos District headquarters is situated at Ebute Metta Junction, Alagomeji.


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