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$15.5bn Gulf rail project
Arab News
27 October 2013

The joint project is to develop a railway network linking Oman in the south to Kuwait in the north through the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.Progress has been held up by bureaucratic and technical obstacles, but if the railway is completed, it could have a major impact on the Gulf economy by stimulating trade and limiting consumption of fuel for road travel.
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GCC rail boom to widen trade routes
Arab News
3 November 2012:

DUBAI: A century after Lawrence of Arabia cut the Damascus-Madinah railway, governments are embarking on plans to restore long-distance rail transport in the region and extend it across the Arabian Peninsula.Official figures suggest around $ 100 billion may be spent by the end of this decade laying over 6,000 km of track for both national lines and a route linking all the states in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.
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