Itakpe - Ajaokuta - Warri
Rail Line


(Kogi, Edo and Delta States)


Federal Ministry of Mines, Power & Steel,
Federal Ministry Of Transport


1990 – Ongoing


New rail line between Ajaokuta and Warri, interconnected with the Itakpe-Ajaokuta iron ore rail line for the transportation of iron ore from Itakpe mine to Delta Steel Plant in Aladja (Warri) and for the transportation of coal from Warri to Ajaokuta steel plant.

Main characteristics of the line:

Length:                                                  277 km

Gauge:                                                 1,435mm

Max speed:                                         150km/h

Max gradient:                                             1,6%

Stations:                                              14+1 exchange yard+1 loading/unloading yard


The project is implemented on fast-track procedure including the studies and design of the rail line, rolling stock, specialist’s systems and handling facilities. The Consultant has provided the following services:


  • Feasibility and comparison with other means of transport;
  • aerophotogrammetry and mapping;
  • survey of right of way;
  • preliminary and final engineering design;
  • preparation of contract documents;
  • bid evaluation;
  • back-up design and project monitoring;
  • preparation and evaluation of tenders for rolling stock and signalling & telecommunications systems;
  • stations and ancillary facilities;
  • training of maintenance and management personnel;
  • test runs;
  • commissioning;
  • supervision and control of construction works.