Bahrain to kick off metro project; RFQ to commence in November

Bahrain Government has approved the start of Phase One Bahrain Metro Project and will proceed to the tender stage.

The project is expected to be procured through a two-stage global and competitively bid public tender process comprising Request for Qualification followed by the Request for Proposal. The RFQ process is expected to commence in November 2021.

The Bahrain Metro Phase One represents the first phase of the government’s plans of developing a 109 km rail based urban transit network (Metro) and consists of an elevated corridor with two lines having an estimated length of 28.6 km with 20 stations and two interchanges.

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications aims to develop a state-of-the-art rail transport network with the following technical features:

  • An elevated rail-based urban transit system with latest technology, following international standards based on traditional steel rail solutions
  • A fully automated, driverless GoA4 system operation
  • Initial capacity of approximately 5000 PPHPD with the scope for scalability and expandability to 23, 000 PPHPD for each line.


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