Middle East Rail and Public Transport Projects 2010


This report is an updated and expanded version of a document published in 2009 to provide a concise oversight of current principal rail and urban transit projects in the Gulf region.
Rail and rail-based urban transport schemes in Iraq, Israel, Syria and Yemen have been added to those in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, broadening the scope of the report to cover the wider Middle East
Reflecting the situation as at late 2010, 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 in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to metro, tram and monorail systems to meet the mobility needs of the growing populations of the region’s principal cities.  
From being having few rail and urban transit systems, the Middle East is rapidly becoming 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.