Railways in Jordan: Possible Implementation in Public Transportation.

Enas Al-Najjar, Ahmad Hardan, Adli Balbissi

Abstract


In the last few years Jordan has witnessed significant economic and social changes that led to serious challenges in the transportation sector. This paper investigates the possibility of recruiting railway services as one of the strategies to improve public transportation and face the ever increasing traffic problems.

A rehabilitation project of existing railways is presented in comprehensive details starting with an evaluation of the current situation and defining the main requirements to implement the project. The project considers both passengers and freight possible improvements can be gained by applying the railway services.

Through the detailed review of the suggested project’s benefits, the recommendations came to go for the rehabilitation project, especially under the current budget limitations in Jordan and current political events in the neighbor countries.


Keywords


railways, Jordan, Al Hejaz railway, freight transport

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