In this Photo taken, Friday, March . 8, 2013, Passengers ride aboard an Ooni of Ife train to Kano, Nigeria. Nigeria reopened its train line to the north Dec. 21, marking the end of a $166 million ... more 
In this Photo taken, Friday, March . 8, 2013, Passengers ride aboard an Ooni of Ife train to Kano, Nigeria. Nigeria reopened its train line to the north Dec. 21, marking the end of a $166 million project to rebuild portions of the abandoned line washed out years earlier. The state-owned China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. rebuilt the southern portion of the line, while a Nigerian company handled the rest. The rebirth of the lines constitutes a major economic relief to the poor who want to travel in a country where most earn less than $1 a day. Airline tickets remain out of the reach of many and journeys over the nation's crumbling road network can be dangerous. The cheapest train ticket available costs only $13. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) less 
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Associated Press
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 9:14 AM EDT