• SCOPE OF WORK

    Design and construction

  • VALUE

    $10 billion

  • SCHEDULE

    2014–2018

  • BUSINESS

    Infrastructure

Landmark metro will help revolutionize transport in the region

The BACS consortium, which includes Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens, is responsible for the design, construction, train cars, and signaling―as well as electrification and integration of the new lines to the rest of the system.

Riyadh’s population of nearly 6 million is forecast to increase to 8 million by 2030. The new metro system will meet the demands of the growing population while reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

  • The new metro system will help reduce congestion in Riyadh, where the population is expected to rise to 8 million by 2030
  • A computer-generated design of the completed metro
  • The design of the new metro reflects Riyadh’s modernity and its architectural heritage
  • Members of the project team
  • Riyadh Metro continues Bechtel’s 70-year legacy of working on major projects in Saudi Arabia
  • BACS is responsible for the design, construction, train cars and signaling
  • BACS must also handle electrification and integration of the new lines to the rest of the system
  • The lines awarded to BACS, along with four others, will form the backbone of Riyadh’s new public transportation network

What's to come

The highly aesthetic design of the new metro reflects Riyadh’s modernity and the city’s architectural heritage. The Riyadh Metro picture gallery features computer-generated designs of Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2.