August 11, 2014

Kuwait City metro plans finalised

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KUWAIT's Ministry of Communications has finalised the network layout for the $US 20bn metro network in Kuwait City, according to a report in the Arabic daily newspaper Al Shahed.

The network will comprise three lines:

- Salwa – Kuwait University (23.7km, 19 stations)

- Hawally – Kuwait City (21km, 27 stations), and

- Kuwait International Airport – Abdullah Al Mubarak (24km, 15 stations).

The project will be implemented as a public-private partnership and construction is expected to begin in 2017.