Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has carried outrecently finalized a Feasibility study and the Preliminary design of Bahrain Urban Transit Network (Bahrain Metro).
The study has identified the need of 109km of metro network in the Kingdom which needs to be executed in phases. The length of the first phase will be 29Km and it will include 20 stations which will be operate through two lines, where the first line will be connecting Airport to Seef Mall through Airport Avenue and King Faisal Highway, the Avenues Mall, Bab Al Bahrain, and Bahrain City Center Mall through 9 stations, while the other line will connect Juffair to Educational area in Isa Town through Al Fateh Highway, Diplomatic area, Bab Al Bahrain, Al farooq Junction. Salmaniya, Zinj, Tubli, Salmabad, and finally to the Educational Area in Isa Town. The passengers can transfer between the two lines in both interchange stations and these are Bab al Bahrain and al Farooq Junction stations. In terms of capacity, the system has been design to carry 43000 passengers per hour as the Ministry aim to provide a modern and sustainable alternative mode of transport to reduce the current traffic congestion in the Kingdom.
The coming phase which will be lunched soon, will be the issuing of the tender for Transaction Adviser services which will be responsible for preparing the tender document for the consortium of the project.