Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project

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Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project
Overview
LocaleKuwait City, Kuwait
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines4 (planned)
Operation
CharacterUnderground and elevated
Technical
System length160 km (99.4 mi)

The Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project is a developing metro network in Kuwait.[1] The metro project is currently in the design stage.[1]

Construction[edit]

According to MEED in 2021, the metro project is currently in the design stage.[2][3] It is now a PPP project under the management of the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP).[1][4] The government will own 10% of the project and raise 50% of the funds through an initial public offer.[1] The remaining 40% will be held by the private developer.[1]

The government Partnerships Technical Bureau was to begin procurement in 2012, using PPP contracts.[5] However, tendering is now scheduled for 2021. A January 2020 article in Gulf Business outlined that the metro is "to be constructed" with no timeframe given.[6]

Routes[edit]

Four lines will be built[7] in five phases, to total 160 km with 69 stations.[5]

  • Line 1: 23.7 km, 19 stations, +57.3 km extension
  • Line 2: 21 km, 27 stations, +16.4 km extension
  • Line 3: 24 km, 15 stations
  • Line 4: 22.7 km, 17 stations[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "KAPP - Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System (KMRT)". DMS Projects.
  2. ^ "Kuwait Quarterly Newsletter - Issue 5" (PDF). RSM International. 9 May 2021. p. 6.
  3. ^ "JJTC Private Placement of up to 60mn Ordinary Shares – Offering Memorandum" (PDF). Kamco Invest. 13 April 2021. p. 35.
  4. ^ "Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System (KMRT)". Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP). 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Kuwait metro procurement to begin soon". Railway Gazette International. 21 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Proposed Kuwait metro to stretch over 160 kms, host 68 stations". Gulf Business. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Emirate finalising ambitious rail plans (with map)". Railway Gazette International: 409. July 2008.

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