Kuwait announces details of metro project
KUWAIT’s Public Authority for Roads and Transport (Part) has included details of a planned three-line Kuwait metro in a recently announced construction projects plan, potentially reviving the long-stalled project.
This is a project all citizens are eagerly awaiting as it would contribute to pushing the country’s transportation sector and create a qualitative shift therein but the project did not come to light according to the specified time period and delaying more than necessary due to many obstacles–despite the project is a governmental commitment toward the Gulf Cooperation Council states and should be operational in 2023.
The line will extend from the southern borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the passenger terminal in Kuwait City, and extends north through the Silk City to Boubayan Port, in addition to the completion of the passenger terminal, control systems, and the cost of trains.
The 160km network will be built over five phases and have 68 stations when completed. The project is designed to improve access from the outer urban areas to the centre of Kuwait City.
Line 1 (Orange Line): [Fahaheel] – Messila Beach – Kuwait University – [Jahra]
- Route Length: 23.7 km
- Total Stations: 19
- Station Names: [Fahaheel], Messila Beach, Salwa, Bayan, Mubarax Al Kabeer Hospital, Qadisiya Stadium, Shaab, Istiqlal Road, Al Bergan, Bneid Al Gar, Jaber Al Mubarak, Dasman Gate, Ahmed Al Jaber, Sharq, Great Mosque, National Museum, Al Muthana Complex, Jahra Gate, Sadeeq Al Salam Garden, Ministry of Communications, University, [Jahra].
Line 2 (Blue Line): [National Stadium] – Salva – Great Mosque
- Route Length: 21
- Total Stations: 27
- Station Names: [National Stadium, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Farwaniya, 6th Ring Road, 360 Mall, New Ministries Area, Shuhada, Hateen, Mishref,] Salwa, Al Montanabi, Al Masjed Al Aossa, Naser Al Mubarak, Hassan Al Banna, Salmiya Park, Qatar Street, Khansa Street, Scientific Center, Salem Al Mubarak, AMR Bin Al ASSA, Marina Mall, Salmiya Hospital, Amman, Hardun Al Rashid, Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Sharahbeel Street, Tunis, Al Mohalab Mall, Bin Rushd, Bin Khaldun, Qadisiya Street, Arabi, Cairo, Awqaf Complex, Sawaber and Great Mosque.
Line 3 (Red Line): Jaber Al Mubarak – Kuwait International Airport
- Route Length: 24 km
- Total Stations: 15
- Station Names: Jaber Al Mubarak, Chamber of Commerce, Sawaber, Central Bus Station, Liberation Tower, Jahra Gate, Jahra Road Park, Shuwaikh Industrial, Keefan College, Friday Market, 5th Ring Road, Muscat Street, South Kheitan, 6th Ring Road and Airport.
Line 4 (Green Line): Qadisiya Stadium – Railway Central Station
- Route Length: 22.7 km
- Total Stations: 17
- Stations Names: Qadisiya Stadium, Tunis, Hawalli, Beirut, Damascus, Science University, Friday Market, Rai, Reggae, Avenue Mall, Rubiya, Rahab, National Stadium, Farwaniya Hospital, Sabah Al Nasser, New University and Railway Central Station.
Well-informed sources affirmed that the Public Private Partnership Projects Authority has completed the procedures for launching the railway project at a total capital cost of about 856 million dinars to be divided upon completion of the infrastructure.