Bahrain Metro Phase 1 gets green light

Phase one of the multi-billion dollar Bahrain Metro project has received the green light to go ahead.

According to Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, the project is up for tender. The government is moving on to the tender stage, following a "highly" positive response from the private sector for a market consultation launched in March this year. The announcement also follows a technical consultancy study on the feasibility of the extending Bahrain metro corridor from King Hamad Railway Station at Alramli area to the new sports City and the International Exhibition Centre at Sakhir area.

The plan is to develop a rail transport network on elevated rails, following international standards with a driverless GoA4 system operation. Phase one. The Bahrain Metro Phase One represents the initial phase of an ambitious plan to develop a 109 km rail-based urban transit network with an elevated corridor on two lines.

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