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.
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:
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: