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June 11th, 2011
Jordan’s $5 Billion Railway Plan

The planned railway is expected to have a major impact on the region, providing a cargo and ultimately a passenger link from Jordan to Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Turkey and Iraq, as well as Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Stretching some 1600 km, the railway will link the Red Sea port of Aqaba with Syria via the capital, Amman, and Zarqa. It will also link the Saudi and Iraqi borders with the northern Jordanian city of Irbid and the towns of Mafraq and Azraq in the north-east. Cargo train speed is expected to reach 120 km per hour and 160 km per hour for passenger trains. Read More