Bahrain prequalifies consultants for light rail study

15 April 2010

First phase of the rapid transport system involves light rail and tramways

Bahrain’s Works Ministry has prequalified 10 consultants to carry out the detailed feasibility studies for the first phase of the country’s BD3bn ($7.9bn) rapid transport network.

The first phase involves the construction of an 11-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line, that will run from the airport to the capital Manama and onto Isa Town Gate interchange and ending at the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway.

The first phase also involves the construction of a 13-km tramway that will connect Juffair with the Seef district.

The ministry hopes to start operating phase one in 2014, Fahmi bin Ali al-Jowder, Works Minister and minister in charge of electricity and water tells MEED.

Al-Jowder tells MEED that the consultants that have been prequalified to carry out the feasibility studies are:

  • Atkins (UK)
  • Parsons Global Services (US)
  • Mott Macdonald (UK)
  • Systra (France)
  • Aecom (US), RMJM (UK), Steer Davies Gleave (UK)
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff (US)
  • Dar al-Handasah (Lebanon), DB International (Germany)
  • Arup Gulf (UK)
  • Scott Wilson (UK)
  • Cowi Almoayyed Gulf (Denmark)

Later phases of the rapid transport system will see four more lines added to the network by 2025.

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