Consists of more than 33,700 km of mainline routes and 3,000 km of new metro lines.
From Morocco’s high-speed rail network (Africa’s first) to Oman’s rail scheme (Country’s first ever), billions of dollars investment is flowing into rail and metro projects sector. The Mena (Middle east and North Africa) region is experiencing an exceptional wave of rail investment.
In total more than $200 billion worth of rail and metro projects either planned or under way in the Middle East, thanks to the planning done by almost every country in the region which amounts to more than 33,700 km of mainline routes and 3,000 km of new metro lines.
Thus the region becomes the fastest growing market for rail and transit system projects in the world and eventually most important market for the companies which are involved designing, building, supplying and operating.
The GCC’s first high-speed railway whi is scheduled to open in 2015. This 450km Haramain High Speed Rail project in Saudi Arabia this will link Jeddah, Rabigh, Makkah and Madinah. Morocco’s TGV network from Tangiers to Casablanca, which will be Africa’s first high-speed rail technology is also set to open in the same year.