Freight services to begin on Itakpe-Warri rail line Friday

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The Federal Government will on Friday flag off freight and haulage services on the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday, said the flag off will mark the opening of the rail line for goods and cargo movement.

The Itakpe-Warri railway line which links Warri in Delta state to Ajaokuta in Kogi state was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 29, 2020.

The rail service has 12 stations with two located between Itakpe, Ajaokuta and Warri. They include Itakpe; Eganiy; Adobe; Itogbo; Agenebode; Uromi; Egehen; Igbanke; Agbor; Abraka; Okpara and Ujewu.

The station buildings were constructed by Julius Berger and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).