Oman is Planning to Railway Link with United Arab Emirates

Oman is Planning to Railway Link with United Arab Emirates
October 15, 2009 8:49 pm

Oman is planning a new rail network from the Batinah region to its border with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A feasibility study for the project is being carried out by French firm Systra Consulting and Oman’s National Engineering Office and is expected to be finished before the end of 2009.

The project involves building a rail system running the length of the Batinah region with links to Al Buraimi near the UAE border. Further extensions to Duqm and Salalah are also under planning.

The study includes delineating the Batinah Railway network into three key sections, a nearly 260 km section from Barka to Khatmat Malaha on Oman’s northern border with the UAE, a nearly 30 km section from Barka to Rusayl and a nearly 110km branch line from Sohar to Al Buraimi.

The project would be undertaken by the Supreme Committee for Town Planning. A contract for the engineering design consultancy services is expected to be awarded by mid-2010.

The mostly double-track broad-gauge network, which would initially serve freight trains, will be integrated into an inter-Gulf Cooperation Council rail system in the future. 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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