The Mecca Metro was built to transport pilgrims between holy sites and alleviate crowding during Hajj. Saudi Arabia has the highest value of rail projects in the region ©Hassan Ammar/PA Images
The Mecca Metro was built to transport pilgrims between holy sites and alleviate crowding during Hajj. Saudi Arabia has the highest value of rail projects in the region ©Hassan Ammar/PA Images

$240bn worth of Gulf rail projects in pipeline

7 February 2017

Rail projects worth more than $240bn are in the pipeline in the GCC with $69bn worth of projects currently under construction, according to a study.

A report produced by Terrapinn Middle East, in collaboration with construction projects tracker Ventures Onsite, found in terms of overall expenditure on rail, Saudi Arabia and the UAE led the GCC.

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