Kuwait to build metro project at cost of $20bn

Details of 61-station network revealed; construction to begin in 2017

Kuwait City will be served by three metro lines.
Kuwait City will be served by three metro lines.

Kuwait’s planned metro project is set to cost the country in the region of $20bn (KWD 5.7bn), Arabic daily Al Shahed has reported.

The three-line system would include 61 stations and cover the entire capital, the newspaper added.

A 23.7km line would run from Salwa to Kuwait University, with 19 stations.

Another 21km line would run from Hawally, stopping at 27 stations to end in Kuwait City.

A third line would stretch 24km from Kuwait International Airport to Abdullah Al Mubarak area, passing through 15 stations.

A joint public-private partnership, construction of the metro is due to begin in 2017.

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