Oman Announced Railway Extension Project

Oman Announced Railway Extension Project
August 12, 2010 11:27 am

Oman has unveiled plans to extend a 1,000km rail network to the port city of Salalah.

The proposed route will receive government approval following the completion of feasibility studies. The original line, to be completed in four phases, will include a 280km section from Muscat to Port of Sohar.

The second phase includes a 150km branch lne from Sohar to Al Ain, the third is a 58km extension from Sohar to Khatmat Malaha, and the last is a 520km stretch from Muscat to the Port of Duqm.

The system will run on a standard gauge double track and all the trains will be diesel-electrics.
Work on the network is expected to begin in late 2012, according to the Oman Observer. 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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