Baghdad's projected metro system
Following approval by the Iraqi government on 23 December, the National Investment Commission issued tender documents on 12 February for a DFBOM contract to build a seven-line 64-station 148km automated metro network, mostly elevated and expected to cost USD 2.5bn. 
80% of the city’s population will be within walking distance of a station and the aim is to reduce traffic congestion. There would be four depots, two control centres and a dedicated power generation station. 
Trains will include a Gold Class section and a carriage for women and children. It is hoped to start carrying passengers in 2027. Bids must be submitted by 11 April. 
In an earlier process, Alstom and HyundaiRotem were selected as partners for the implementation of the Baghdad metro, but it is not clear if this is still the case 
Map of the planned Baghdad metro. (NIC) 
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