Riyadh - SPA
Riyadh public transportation system is a two-fold project of metro and bus systems, with
the metro system comprising the backbone of the public transportation. In a press
conference at the end of the contract awarding ceremony, a member of Riyadh
Development Higher Committee said the project is of great significance to Riyadh
population. Besides the core purpose of providing public transportation service, it has
important advantages with respect to economic, environmental, social and health areas.
Contracts are awarded to the world largest train manufacturers and technology vendors.
Forecasts estimate the project to start with 1.1 million passengers. The project will be
completed in four years preceded by eight months for mobilization and four months for
testing the metro system following completion of the project.