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Systra tasked to study Kuwait & Saudi railway link

Latest News Kuwait City 06 May 23
Systra tasked to study Kuwait & Saudi railway link
Systra tasked with studying railway link between Saudi Arabia & Kuwait.
Event Location
Kuwait, Kuwait
Kuwait City
Start Time
06 May 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Saudi Railways Company and the Saudi General Transportation Authority disclosed that they have appointed the French company, Systra to conduct the feasibility study for a high-speed railway link between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, According to the MEED magazine reports.

This appointment comes after a series of other initiatives aimed at linking Saudi Arabia with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as part of the Gulf railway network. Last July, Systra was selected to conduct a feasibility study on the proposed high-speed railway linking Riyadh to Doha, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The line between Riyadh and Doha could be about 550 kilometers long and could use maglev technology. MEED reported that plans for the Gulf railway network are progressing in Kuwait, after the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport fl oated a public tender for the study and detailed design work for the first phase of the planned railway network in the country, and set the deadline for submission of tender documents May 30. The value of the tender for the first phase of the project is one million dinars ($3.25 million). The proposed single-track line will be used by both passenger and freight trains.

It extends over a distance of 111 kilometers from the southern border of Kuwait with Saudi Arabia (Nuwaiseeb point) to the urban area of Shaddadiyah. The scope of consultancy services is divided into three phases, and includes study, critical review and updating of conceptual designs for the Kuwait Railway Project, and completion of detailed engineering design, studies and technical documents required for bid submission.

This includes the passenger terminal and cargo yard, as well as the border facility with Saudi Arabia. It also includes all documents required for the purchase of rolling stock, providing estimates of construction cost, operating and maintenance costs, industry readiness and technical risks. Kuwait is the northern terminus of the GCC railways, and its 111 km section represents approximately five percent of the total GCC network.

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