Technical Advisory and Consultancy Services for the Bahrain Metro Project Phase 1

Date: January 2020 - May 2022
Client: Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications

Project overview

The Kingdom of Bahrain faces issues of traffic congestion and delayed travel times. Following the recommendations made in Strategic Transport Master Plan, prepared also by Egis, the government of Bahrain decided to launch consultancy services to plan for the future metro.

Phase 1 of Bahrain Metro will consists of 2 lines, blue and red that will run for a total of 28.6 km. The Red Line will link Bahrain International Airport with the suburban Seef District through the Bahrain Financial Harbour, serving 9 stations. The Blue Line will commence from the Juffair suburb and go through the Diplomatic Area before finishing at Isa Town, serving 11 stations. The two lines will interconnect at the Bab al Bahrain (via Bahrain Financial Harbor Station) and al Farooq Junction (via Central Market Station). The construction will also include a depot/stabling facility.

Phase 2 will add further 2 lines with a total of 90.4 km

The Bahrain Metro will be fully automated, driverless system, executed to the highest international rail standards. It is predicted that at peak times the metro will serve thousands of passengers an hour, improving journey times, providing easy travel solutions and reducing pollution resulting from the number of vehicles.

Our missions

Egis acts as a Technical Consultant, within the consortium with KPMG and DLA Piper as to produce and execute a PPP agreement allowing the private market to invest into the future infrastructure.

The services will be provided throughout the stages:

  • Stage 1: Project Definition
  • Stage 2: Pre-Bid Launch
  • Stage 3: Bidding Process
  • Stage 4: PPP Contract and Financial Close

In general, Egis is responsible for revising all the studies produced on this project, to identify any deviations, risks and points of vigilance to be taken into account and to propose recommendations to be followed by the future concessionaire in order to technically and financially optimize the project.

The additional studies for this project will include:

  • The definition / strategy of the PPP (Public Private Partnership) concession mode to be implemented
  • The revision of the route, to propose the most efficient locations due to the urban environment and constrains
  • The study of construction constraints in a dense urban environment
  • Traffic studies confirming the modal choice
  • ToD studies - economic development opportunities along the metro network
  • Integration of existing bus networks and definition of location for park&ride
  • An environmental impact study