Jordan to build 509km rail to link to neighbours

Plans to build a 509km rail corridor to integrate the Jordanian rail network with neighbouring countries have been approved.

Senior officials of the 43 Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) member states approved the Jordanian national railway project.

The Ministry of Transport of Jordan is promoting the four-year project that will integrate Jordan’s railway system with the regional network by establishing an effective rail connection with neighbouring countries.

The construction of a 509km north-south corridor from the Syrian Border to the Port of Aqaba is the first phase and the backbone of the project.

The corridor is the main rail line of a proposed network, connecting Amman, the surrounding logistics centres and the country’s gateway port of Aqaba. The north‐south line will extend to the north of Amman to connect with Syria.