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Lagos, Nigeria builds commuter rail

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Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city, is notoriously chaotic. The Canadian company CPCS Transcom Ltd. is the lead adviser on a light-rail transit project, which is being built by a Chinese construction firm.

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Erin Conway-Smith

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    A stretch of a light-rail transit line under construction in Lagos, Nigeria. Ottawa-based CPCS Transcom Ltd. is the lead adviser on the project.

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    Erin Conway-Smith

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    A stretch of a light-rail transit line under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, is one of the first of its kind in Africa.

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    Erin Conway-Smith

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    A stretch of a light-rail transit line under construction in Lagos, Nigeria is being built by a Chinese construction firm and is one of the first of its kind in Africa.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith

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    A construction site on a new expressway and light-rail transit line in Lagos, Nigeria is inundated with cars, pedestrians and hawkers.

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    Erin Conway-Smith

  • lagos-nigeria-train-5-2011-5-19_0.jpg

    Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city, is notoriously chaotic. The Canadian company CPCS Transcom Ltd. is the lead adviser on a light-rail transit project, which is being built by a Chinese construction firm.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith

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    A worker on the site of a station for the new rail mass transit system that is under construction in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith

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    Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city, is notoriously chaotic.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith

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    Bunmi Folayan is the principal consultant for CPCS Transcom Ltd., a Canadian company that is the lead advisor on a new rail mass transit system under construction in Lagos, Nigeria. The rail line is being built by a Chinese construction firm.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith

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    The rail transit line under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, one of the first of its kind in Africa, is being built by a Chinese firm under the advisory of CPCS Transcom Ltd., a Canadian company. Peng Zhixiong, a manager, and Zhao Weiyuan, an engineer, were brought from China to work on the project, which relies on Chinese expertise and Nigerian workers.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith

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    Nigerian workers build infrastructure for a new rail mass transit system under construction in Lagos, which will be one of the first of its kind in Africa. It is being built by a Chinese construction firm using local workers and managers and engineers from China.

    Credit:

    Erin Conway-Smith