Kuwait Metro and Rail   1 comment

Kuwait is on the  verge of a new era in public transportation. The country is planning to develop its own rail and metro projects as part of the GCC’s wider efforts to improve public transportation networks and its connectivity with neighbors.

Kuwait rail system will reach 550km upon completion and will cover the northern and southern parts of the country as well as critical infrastructure such as airports and railway stations. The project is part of the $25bn GCC railway project, which begins at Kuwait and runs to Muscat via Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The Kuwait Metro Rail is a 171km long inner city transport running across the city. 60km of the rail road will be built underground. The project will have four lines, each of which will be tendered as a separate project. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $7bn.

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Posted December 6, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, government, kuwait

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One response to “Kuwait Metro and Rail

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  1. The problem, as I see it, is that there are too many Mega projects in Kuwait’s Development plan than there are supporting legislation, and this Metro system is one of them. If it ever takes off I would like to see how it’s network would expand to the point where we wouldn’t need so many cars on the road.

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