The completion of the Gulf railway project by 2018

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The Gulf railway project that links Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries will be completed and operating by 2018, said the GCC Secretariat General. The project with a total cost of more than $15.4 billion will have a total length of 2,117 km and links Kuwait City and passes through GCC countries all the way to Muscat. It also includes the link between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia by a bridge. It said the passenger trains’ speed will be 220 km/hr, while cargo trains will be between 80-120 220 km/hr, with the use of diesel to generate power.

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