Alstom will Built Baghdad Metro Line

Alstom will Built Baghdad Metro Line
June 3, 2011 8:51 am

Iraq has signed an agreement with French company Alstom to build an above-ground urban metro line in Baghdad at a cost of $1.5bn, which will be provided by the French Government and banks.

The 22km rail line will have 14 stations linking northern Baghdad districts with the city centre and will have a capacity to carry 30,000 passengers per hour.

The new metro line is expected to ease congestion in the war-battered Iraqi capital, where the presence of a large amount of military checkpoints causes traffic jams.

Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding for the deal in January and a follow-up agreement paved the way for the French financing.
The line will be completed four to five years after the final contract is signed. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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