Gulf Rail & Public Transport Projects 2009

Overview of principal rail & urban transit projects in the Gulf region

This timely report provides a concise overview of current principal rail and urban transit projects in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Reflecting the situation as at mid-2009, the report includes individual entries outlining the key characteristics of each project, its planned implementation timescale and its cost and current status.

Schemes covered range from ambitious new main line railways such as those planned in Saudi Arabia to metro, tram and monorail systems to meet the mobility needs of the growing populations of the region's principal cities.

From being almost devoid of rail and urban transit systems, the Gulf region is rapidly developing to become one of the world's most dynamic markets in this sector. This report offers a unique introductory guide to the potential market opportunities generated by unprecedented levels of investment