The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has revealed that the Bahrain Metro project will span 109 kilometres across the country.
Initiated in key areas of Bahrain, the project’s first phase encompasses a 29-kilometre stretch with 20 stations, serving regions such as Muharraq, King Faisal Highway, Juffair, Diplomatic Area, Seef District, Salmaniya, Adhari, and Isa Town.
In addition, the project’s implementation strategy has been formulated in cooperation with the private sector, involving a 35-year contract for the design, construction, financing, management, and maintenance of the Bahrain Metro’s initial phase.
Responding to a parliamentary inquiry by representative Munir Ibrahim Sorour, the Ministry affirmed that the Bahrain Metro project is a crucial strategic initiative aimed at offering sustainable mass transportation options in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The project seeks to alleviate traffic congestion, protect the environment, and introduce self-driving electric train systems.
During the project’s first 8-kilometre phase, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications plans to connect the Bahrain Metro with the Ramli area’s King Hamad International Passenger Station. This connection will be developed in parallel with the King Hamad Causeway, which links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia through four vehicle lanes and two train lanes.