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Riyadh Metro, Saudi Arabia Overview

Scope of Work Design and construction
Value $10 billion
Schedule 2014–2018
Business Infrastructure

Landmark metro will help revolutionize transport in the region

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.

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.

Project progress

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.

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