The customer magazine “mobile” of the German train company, vol. 4/2009 informs us that “some states in the Middle east are massively investing into railroad systems.” DB International, that’s the name of the subsidiary company, commite engineers to the projects. More precisely to Saudi Arabia and to some emirates on the Persian Gulf.
The projects deal with the so called “Landbridge” which leads from Jeddah on the Red Sea to the country’s capital Riad. Another project is a 1000km-long route which proceeds cross the desert Nefud to the phosphate and bauxite mines in the north of the country connecting to Jordan.
More projects are being planned in Abu Dhabi and Qatar.