Metro Line Planned for Oman’s Capital Muscat
Rail Journal reported that a metro line in Oman’s capital Muscat is planned to run from Ruwi and Muttrah in the east via the city centre to the airport and Seeb in the west. It is being planned as part of a range of infrastructure projects drawn up under the Oman National Spatial Strategy, which is described as a blueprint for the country’s cities over the next two decades.
There are also plans for a passenger rail service to be introduced connecting Seeb with Sohar. Currently there is no railway in country, but under the previously announced National Railway Project, plans are in place for a 2135km system linking the Oman/United Arab Emirates border to Muscat and on to the central and southern parts of the country at Port of Ad Duqm and Salalah, and the Yemen border.