Riyadh Metro...the most modern trains in the world

2024-06-22 2024-06-22T12:47:54Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - The Minister of Transport and Logistics, Saleh Al-Jasser, said earlier this year that the Kingdom seeks to launch the Riyadh Metro and expand the infrastructure to facilitate traffic, using the best and latest technologies in traffic management.

Al-Jasser explained during an interview at the Future of Aviation Conference that the city of Riyadh is witnessing a growth in population density and economic development, which makes traffic challenges a focus for government agencies to address. He confirmed the allocation of 70 billion riyals to improve the road network in Riyadh, pointing to the importance of integrated systems in the aviation sector to take advantage of the opportunities. New developments and challenges facing the sector.

 

Riyadh Metro project completed

The readiness of the Riyadh Bus Project represents an important indicator of the approaching completion of the large “Riyadh Metro” project, which is considered one of the largest metro projects in the world. The two projects are being implemented side by side within the framework of the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project in the capital.

The construction stages of the Riyadh Metro stations were monitored, as building and construction operations reached advanced stages at all 85 stations, spread throughout the capital. The train cars, numbering 180 electric trains, were also monitored making trial trips in preparation for the start of operation.

The Riyadh Metro project is one of the most important projects adopted by the capital in its journey towards becoming one of the 10 largest city economies in the world, as it aims to host a prosperous and vibrant society. The city’s public transportation system is expected to contribute to reducing the proportion of car trips by 20%, which contributes to... Reducing pollution, protecting the global climate, and alleviating traffic congestion in the main arteries of the capital throughout the day.

 

 

 

What is the Riyadh Metro project?

The implementation of the Riyadh Electric Train Project “Riyadh Metro” was approved with generous approval in 2012, as part of the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project in the city of Riyadh. The project includes six main lines covering the Saudi capital with a total length of approximately 176 kilometers, and uses electric trains without a driver, making it one of The largest public transportation projects in the world, the project features a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour and a capacity of up to 1.16 million passengers per day, at an estimated cost of $22.5 billion.

 

Project highlights:

  1. The project includes 85 stations, with 40% of its lines running underground to maintain normal transportation movement. It is expected to contribute to reducing about 250,000 car trips per day, saving the equivalent of 400,000 liters of fuel per day and contributing to reducing air polluting emissions.
  2. The project covers six main axes that include many vital activities in the capital, and is connected to major facilities such as King Khalid International Airport, King Abdullah Financial Center, major universities, the city center, and the public transportation center.
  3. The stations are designed in a unified architectural style and provide all amenities and safety for passengers, including Internet service and trip information systems. Some stations contain shops and parking lots.
  4. The project is equipped with advanced security systems, including surveillance cameras, early warning systems, fire extinguishing systems, and safety systems in tunnels, with an effective communications system that facilitates communication with the control center and the relevant security authorities.

 

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