The Bahrain light rail transit network, also known as Bahrain Metro, is a proposed public transport project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The entire metro rail network will be developed under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (Kingdom of Bahrain).
- Project Name: Bahrain Metro Rail Project
- Owner: Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (Kingdom of Bahrain)
- Project Type: Light Rail Transit System (LRTS)
- Project Cost: BD754 Million
- Network Length: 109 kilometers
- No. of Corridors: 4
- Project Deadline: 2025
Bahrain Metro Phase I
Total Network Length: 29 km | No. of Stations: 20
Corridor I (Red Line): Bahrain Internationational Airport - Seef Mall
- Total Length: 13 km
- Total Stations: 9
- Connectivity: The Redline will connect Bahrain International Airport (BAH) to Seef Mall through Airport Avenue and King Faisal Highway, Avenues Mall, Bab Al Bahrain, and Bahrain City Center Mall through 9 stations.
Corridor II (Blue Line): Juffair - Isa Town
- Total Length: 15.6 km
- Total Stations: 11
- Connectivity: The Blue line will connect Juffair to Educational area in Isa Town through Al Fateh Highway, Diplomatic area, Bab Al Bahrain, Al Farooq Junction. Salmaniya, Zinj, Tubli, Salmabad, and finally to the Educational Area in Isa Town through 11 stations.
Bab al Bahrain and al Farooq Junction
The LRT system has been designed to carry 43000 passengers per hour.
Progress so far
- Bahrain Light Metro Rail project is part of Bahrain’s Public Transport Masterplan 2030
- In February 2018, Bilbao based consultancy firm, IDOM has submitted a functional and operational design, and feasibility study report of the light rail transit system to Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain.
- First tender to acquire financial, technical and legal consultancy services to prepare documents for the tender for the design, construction and operation of the first phase of the Bahrain Metro project was floated in February 2019.