This thread is about public transport in Kuwait City. Map of planned metro:
Kuwait City metro plans finalised
Monday, August 11, 2014
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:
The project will be implemented as a public-private partnership and construction is expected to begin in 2017
- Salwa – Kuwait University (23.7km, 19 stations)
- Hawally – Kuwait City (21km, 27 stations), and
- Kuwait International Airport – Abdullah Al Mubarak (24km, 15 stations).
Kuwait metro and rail procurement to begin next year
09 Oct 2015
KUWAIT: Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects says that it has appointed new advisers for the planned Kuwait City metro and expects to start procurement in the first quarter of 2016.
Plans for a metro were first announced in 2006. Expressions of interest were invited in 2012, but the project was subsequently put on hold.
The 160 km network with 68 stations is to be built in five phases. The first would be the Red Line, running from the GCC rail freight terminal to Kuwait City centre via Kuwait International Airport