Here is an updated (version 1.1.2) map of our proposal for the Kuwait Metro project. This design was based heavily on the Kuwait Overland Transport Union map. The major problem that was evident in that proposal were two parallel lines that went north/south on either side of Al-Rumaithiya and Salwa. We felt that was very excessive and that only one line would suffice. The Salmiya line was split into two, with Bayan becoming a rather important Park and Ride station that would serve the surrounding residential areas. There are other minor changes, such as stations being added and removed. Examples being Liberation Tower merged with the Central Bus Station and Al-Mohalab Mall merged with Qadsiya Stadium.
The current iteration of the design has a total track of 98.7km, with 44.8km (45%) being underground. We will in the future explain the design in much greater detail, dedicating a post to every line and interchange. We will also explore the possibilities for urban renewal as a result of this weaving of a new infrastructure system and emergent nodes. In the meantime, please enjoy the map and we welcome your ideas and comments.
This is a very exciting project which will no doubt reveal a lot about our beloved city, but we proceed knowing full well the political impotence that has crippled Kuwaiti progress. We have to prove to them and to ourselves that we can imagine a better Kuwait and a brighter future.