An artist's impression of the Bahrain Metro.


Looks familiar? Bahrain is building a Dubai-style Metro


DUBAI – Bahrain is building a multi-billion dollar train network similar to the Dubai Metro, with bidding for its construction to open in March.

Bahrain is pouring $32 billion into its infrastructure, which includes the 109km Bahrain metro similar to Dubai’s driverless Metro system.

The Bahrain metro will link the country’s international airport with residential areas, and is expected to be operational by 2027.

The first phase of the Metro network will comprise of two train lines spanning 28.6km, serving 20 stations and two interchanges. It can serve 43,000 passengers per hour.

“This will support and drive the kingdom’s economic development and serve our citizens, residents and visitors,” said Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications. ICA/Expat Media

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