A Bechtel-led consortium won a contract worth some $10 billion to design and build two rail lines of the Riyadh Metro network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The lines, along with four others, will form the backbone of Riyadh’s new public transportation network.
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.
A look at what is 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.