Kuwait confirms new $20bn metro network
by Courtney Trenwith
Kuwait has reportedly confirmed the network layout for its new $20billion metro.
The three-line system would include 61 stations and cover the entire capital, according to Arabic daily Al Shahed.
A 23.7-kilometre line would run from Salwa to Kuwait University, with 19 stations.
A 21-kilometre line would run from Hawally, stopping at 27 stations to end in Kuwait City.
A third line would stretch 24 kilometre from Kuwait International Airport to Abdullah Al Mubarak area, passing through 15 stations.
A joint public-private partnership, construction of the metro is due to begin in 2017.