Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I don't know the details, but I guess the $7 billion figure probably includes
  • long tunnels,
  • stations,
  • port facilities,
  • dedicated power plants,
  • vehicles,
  • operation and maintenance (in rather demanding environment) over decades,
  • some spending on the existing railway from Riyadh to the Gulf.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 02:38:59 PM EST
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