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Rapid Transport Network Construction Project

  • New Project
  • Bahrain
  • Public Transportation, Roads & Infra

The prject involves construction of a rapid transport network with a total route distance of 184 kilometers, including light rail (LRT), a monorail, tram and bus rapid transport (BRT) system in Bahrain. The system will be divided into routes, each denoted by a colour. - The Red Line light rail will start at the airport and run through Muharraq, Manama, past Bahrain Mall to Isa Town, then to Riffa, Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway, Durrat al Bahrain and the Hawar Islands. - The Green Line will be a tramway from Juffair to Manama, then past the Pearl Roundabout, Seef District, Bahrain Mall, Jidhafs and Budaiya. - The Brown Line will be light rail, running from Manama to Jidhafs, Salmabad, Hamad Town, Bahrain University and Bahrain International Circuit. - The Blue Line is to be a monorail connecting Juffair, Al Fateh Highway, Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Causeway and Northern Town off the Budaiya Coast - The Purple Line bus route will begin at Bahrain University, Sakhir and run through Hamad Town, Riffa and Sitra before ending in Manama - The Orange Line bus route will begin from Hidd, pass along the Shaikh Hamad Highway, Bahrain International Airport, King Faisal Highway and Diyar Al Muharraq. • First phase consist of 13-kilometre light rail line from Bahrain Mall to the international airport and an 11-kilometre tram line from the Mall to Juffair. This is expected to be completed by 2014. • Second phase comprises 72-kilometre network consisting of LRT, monorail and BRT and is expected to be completed by 2021. • Third phase which includes an LRT, monorail, tram and BRT system which expected to be completed by 2030. The RTA continuously looks at enhancing its bus services whilst considering various factors, which include on time performance (ensuring timely arrival of buses at various bus stops) and optimizing the efficiency of the bus network and reducing operational cost,” an RTA spokesperson said.

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