07/09/2014 (Gulf News - Bahrain): Manama: The King Hamad Causeway to be built between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be used by passenger trains, freight trains and vehicles.The separate train connections will be part of the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) 2,170-km railway network, the minister of transportation Kamal Ahmad said.The new causeway, expected to be 25 kilometres long, will run in parallel with the existing King Fahd Causeway, the only terrestrial link between the two kingdoms, which opened in November 1986. Vehicles carrying millions of passengers as well as trucks have been using the busy causeway over the years, with a daily average of 40,000 people.The construction of the new causeway was announced during a meeting between King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa and the Saudi monarch King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz late on Friday in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.