Minister says 105km Bahrain rail study due Q1 2017

The country's minister of transportation and communications said detailed studies of Bahrain's rail network will be finalised next year

Bahrain's rail network will span 105 km. [Representational image]
Bahrain's rail network will span 105 km. [Representational image]

Detailed studies about Bahrain's railway network will be finalised next year. 

The country's minister of transportation and communications, Eng Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, said that the detailed studies of Bahrain railway network will be finalised in the first quarter of 2017.

The minister explained that according to the studies made in past period, the consultant will decide best way to design and implement the project, as well as the cost and technology to be used.

The length of the rail network is approximately 105 km, according to state agency BNA.

The project's first stage will span 25 km, and a planned monorail system is expected to serve 17 stations.

Bahrain's is one of the rail networks expected to form part of the regional 2,117 km GCC Rail development. 

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