All is now set for the official take-off of the Itakpe-Warri-Ajaokuta Standard gauge rail, the first standard gauge rail in Nigeria. According to reports, the rail was abandoned since 1987 but it is now completed and being test run. The rail is very critical to the Ajaokuta Steel Complex for movement of raw materials and finished products.
The minister of transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amechi met with the contractors and some members of his cabinets where they test the rail from Warri to Kogi (Ajaokuta).
It is being said that when the Itakpe-Warri Rail is completed, commuters will be able to travel from Kogi State to Delta State by Rail, passing through Ajaokuta, Uromi, Agbor, and Abraka. In the next phase, the line will extend from Itakpe to Abuja.
The rail link north central to south south. Here are it stations.
KOGI: -Itakpe -Adogo -Ajaokuta
EDO: -Itogbo -Agenegbode -Uromi -Ekekhen -Igbanke
DELTA: -Agbor -Abraka -Okpara -Ujewu