With more than $250bn worth of railways planned or under development across the Mena region, the shift towards rail as the main mode of transportation of passengers and trade is clear. Passenger and freight lines are planned to facilitate movement between the GCC states and through Iraq and Syria and on to Europe.

Light railway networks and metros are planned that will help reduce congestion in some of the most polluted cities in the region, including Tehran and Cairo and will also connect rural areas to major urban centres.

Presented by Suzanne Fenton, Transport Editor at MEED, the webinar looks at the long-term plans to develop a rail industry, in the GCC in particular.

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Mena rail