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Three stations to link Bahrain to GCC rail

February 2015

AT LEAST three train stations will be built in Bahrain that will be connected to the GCC railway network.

Bahrain will be connected to the grid through a station in Dammam, via the King Fahad Causeway, that will also be connected to Kuwait, Qatar and north-west of Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) transportation committee chairman Abdulhakim Al Shemmeri said the plan was to connect the railway between the King Fahad Causeway and a proposed causeway linking Bahrain and Qatar through three local stops.

The stations are planned for construction at the Khalifa bin Salman Port, Bahrain International Airport and Amwaj Islands. “The rail that will run down the new extension of the causeway will be going to and from the station in Dammam to Bahrain,” said Al Shemmeri.

“In Bahrain, the train will link with the Khalifa bin Salman Port and the port in Amwaj and the new airport extension.

“It would also move parallel to the planned Bahrain-Qatar Causeway,” added Al Shemmeri.

The deadline to start construction for all GCC countries has been set at the beginning of 2018.

Two routes have been proposed for an 87-km-long rail link between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia that will connect two stations on either side of the water. Bahrain’s station would be built on reclaimed land.

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