Bahrain metro update: Final tender for project to be finalised in March

The metro is set to be operational by 2023

Bahrain metro update: Final tender for project to be finalised in March

The final tender for the Bahrain metro project is set to be finalised in March, it has been announced.

The light railway network, which will have six lines and cover 109 km in total, is due to be operational by 2023.

The first stage of the project will see two lines, red and blue, launched. The red line will run between the airport and the Bahrain Causeway, while the blue line will go from Juffair to Budaiya.

The other four lines will cover areas including Seef, Isa Town, and south Manama. After construction is completed, the metro system is expected to carry 43,000 passengers an hour.

The work is part of the Bahrain Public Transport Master Plan 2030.

Bahrain is also set to open the new 207,000 sq m airport terminal next month. The 36 passport control booths and 104 check-in counters will handle 14 million passengers every year.

Sameer Nass, the chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has already said this terminal is temporary and Bahrain will get a new airport within a decade.

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