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Lagos Terminus, also known as Lagos Iddo, is the main railway station of the city of Lagos. The rail terminus is located on Iddo Island, nearby Lagos Island and in the middle of the city.

Lagos Terminus
Inter-city & Commuter rails
Lagos Terminus (OpenStreetMap).png
OSM map of the station. In the upper left corner is shown its position (the black dot) within the urban area of Lagos
LocationMurtala Muhammed Way
Iddo Island, Lagos, Lagos State
Nigeria
Coordinates6°28′11.17″N 3°22′57.12″E / 6.4697694°N 3.3825333°E / 6.4697694; 3.3825333Coordinates: 6°28′11.17″N 3°22′57.12″E / 6.4697694°N 3.3825333°E / 6.4697694; 3.3825333
Operated byNigerian Railway Corporation (NRC)
Line(s)Lagos-Ibadan-Kaduna
Platforms5
Tracks8
ConnectionsLagos Metro (under construction)

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OverviewEdit

The station, located in front of Carter Bridge and by the Lagos Lagoon, has a large two floor terminal building.[1] It counts also a pair of train sheds: one located just outside the station platforms and a larger one located 2 km north, nearby Lagos Yaba station.

The line serving Lagos Terminus, as well as the entire national network, is not electrified; and the track gauge is narrow (1,067 mm).[2]

ServicesEdit

Lagos station is the terminus of commuter and long distance trains, as for example the flagship express train to Kano, in north of Nigeria and 1,126 km far from Lagos.[3] A standard gauge high-speed line, connecting Lagos to Abuja, has been planned in early 2010s, as part of the development plan of the Nigerian railways.[4]

Lagos Terminus will be served by two lines (red and blue) of the future Lagos Metro, under construction, at Iddo metro station.[5][6][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lagos Terminus on Panoramio
  2. ^ a b See map
  3. ^ "Lagos-Kano rail link keeps death off the roads". Radio France Internationale. 28 August 2013.
  4. ^ "KPMG: Nigeria's High-speed rail is 'World Class'". The Cable. 18 December 2014.
  5. ^ "LAMATA Rail Services official site".
  6. ^ "Lagos Metro: map and infos". urbanrail.net.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lagos Terminus at Wikimedia Commons