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Bahrain-Saudi causeway revamp is on the way

The number of lanes at King Fahad Causeway, which links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, is to be increased from 17 to 45 in a major expansion, it was revealed yesterday (February 10). Two lanes are also being planned for each entrance leading to eig

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Saudi Arabia to fast-track causeway, rail line work

Saudi Arabia is to fast-track a second causeway with Bahrain and a planned rail link, said a report. Work on the project has been effectively started by the Saudis and the plans included reclaiming an island on which a passenger station

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Aecom lowest bidder for Bahrain causeway project

Aecom, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, has emerged as the lowest bidder to provide engineering consultancy services for the second phase of North Manama Causeway and Busaiteen Link. A t

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Record 105,000 travellers cross Saudi-Bahrain causeway

A record 105,182 people crossed Saudi Arabia-Bahrain’s King Fahad Causeway on Sunday (September 27) – the highest number in one day since it was opened in 1986. It coincided with the return of haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia, which

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Plan for Saudi-Bahrain causeway pedestrian crossing

A proposal to open a pedestrian border crossing on King Fahad Causeway will be tabled by a leading Bahraini businessman. The initiative is the brainchild of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) board member Abdulhakim Al Shammary, w

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Bahrain to build fourth Manama-Muharraq causeway

Bahrain's Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has ordered the construction of a fourth causeway linking capital Manama and Muharraq. It will connect North Busaiteen and Bahrain Bay. Th

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Bahrain-Saudi causeway truck waiting time drops

Waiting times for trucks crossing the border into Saudi Arabia have dramatically decreased during Ramadan, it has emerged. Trucks that took three days to get through the bottleneck are now crossing King Fahad Causeway within hours

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Bahrain-Saudi causeway traffic tops 9.6m last year

More than 9.6 million vehicles crossed the Bahrain-Saudi Arabia King Fahad Causeway in both directions last year. General Directorate of Traffic director-general Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa released the updated figure

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Bahrain to invest $10bn on rail link, new causeway

Bahrain plans to invest a total of $10 billion on a railway line connecting to the GCC rail network and a second causeway linking the country with Saudi Arabia, it has emerged. A feasibility study being conducted by Canadian engin

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Bahrain-Saudi causeway delays cause port chaos

Truck delays at the Bahraini-Saudi border are allegedly spilling over to Bahrain's main port. Hundreds of trucks are reportedly queueing for up to eight days at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port, in Muharraq, as drivers await cleara

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