Kuwait confirms layout of $20bn metro network

Kuwait confirms layout of $20bn metro network
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Published: 10 August 2014 - 8:39 a.m.
By: Courtney Trenwith

Kuwait has reportedly confirmed the network layout for its new $20billion metro.

The three-line system would include 61 stations and cover the entire capital, according to Arabic daily Al Shahed.

A 23.7km line would run from Salwa to Kuwait University, with 19 stations.

A 21km line would run from Hawally, stopping at 27 stations to end in Kuwait City.

A third line would stretch 24km from Kuwait International Airport to Abdullah Al Mubarak area, passing through 15 stations.

A joint public-private partnership, construction of the metro is due to begin in 2017.


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