In June 2016, the much-anticipated Riyadh Metro saw the completion of the excavation works for Line 5, also known as the Green Line, quashing speculation that the project could be scaled back or delayed following a slump in Saudi Arabia's oil revenues. The $2.2bn (SAR 8.26 bn) Green Line is a part of the $23 bn (SAR 86.3 bn) Riyadh metro network, which once completed, will boast a total of six lines.
In mid-2013, three multibillion-dollar construction contracts were awarded to consortiums. Work on the project, facilitated by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), began in 2014, and is expected to complete by the end of 2018. The entire project encompasses 85 stations and six main lines covering 176km that will service most areas of Riyadh, including government, commercial and residential buildings, healthcare centres, schools, and more. Upon completion Riyadh Metro Project is set to become the largest mass transit system in the world. The metro aims to provide sustainable public transport services to minimise the use of private cars.
A project of such magnitude does come with its fair share of challenges. For example, traffic detouring on the busiest roads in Riyadh, Underground water also posed a hindrance for the excavation works.
After hosting three successful conferences, Bricsa Consulting announces “4th Annual Saudi Arabia Transport & Infrastructure 2016” scheduled on 23rd – 24th April 2017 in Riyadh, KSA. The conference will showcase major rail infrastructure projects and investment opportunities in the KSA as well as in the Middle East Region and learn about the existing and upcoming infrastructure contracts on offer.
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