King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh will serve 3.6 million...

King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh will serve 3.6 million passengers daily

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Public Transport in Riyadh

The King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh that involves a number of metros and network of buses will serve over 3.6 million passengers per day after the total completion of the project.

After first phase completion, more than one million passengers will be able to commute daily.

Riyadh Metro network, the backbone of the public transport system in the capital city, consists of six main lines with a total length of 176 km and 85 stations covering populated areas, business centers, educational and health facilities. It will be linked to King Khalid International Airport and King Abdullah Financial District.

The train will consist of 190 units and will have 470 cabins manufactured by three of the world’s largest manufacturers — Siemens from Germany, Bombardier from Canada and Alstom from France.

The Riyadh Metro project was designed in accordance with high technical specifications that envisage the use of automated train system (without a driver).The tracks of the metro network will run on three levels: Underground tunnels will form about 42 percent of the network, ground tracks about 11 percent and elevated overpasses about 47 percent.

The four main stations include the King Abdullah Financial District Station, Al-Olaya Station, Qasr Al Hukum Station and the West Station. The bus network will have 24 tracks stretching for 200 km to cover the entire city of Riyadh.

More than 1,000 buses of various sizes with a total capacity of 900,000 passengers will operate daily.

The bus network includes 6,700 waiting stations in addition to the control and monitoring systems and ticket outlets, which are all integrated in the metro network by joint terminals for a number of main lines.