CTW130 – North-South Railway Project

The North-South Railway project in Saudi Arabia is an impressive engineering feat, spanning over 2,400 kilometres. The project includes tracks, yards, depots, stations, and administrative buildings. The Ministry of Finance is financing the project with an estimated cost of $3.5 billion. The project started in 2005 and will finish by 2011-12.

The North-South Railway line will include 107 bridges, 2,679 culverts, and a centralized traffic control system covering the 2,400 km route. The passenger route from Riyadh to Al Haditha will allow trains to travel at 250km/h, with a 160km/h limit. 25 diesel locomotives featuring 4,300hp engines will operate on the North-South Railway line. This project will play a critical role in Saudi Arabia’s transportation infrastructure, offering numerous benefits to those who use it.

iCorpPro Management was crucial in developing this ambitious transportation project, driven by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). The project aimed to connect key industrial hubs and major cities in Saudi Arabia. The project management support provided for supply of critical railway crossing infrastructure and additional materials necessary for the project’s success.

Several companies, including Louis Berger, Systra, Canarail, and Saudi Consolidated Engineering, carried out the North-South Railway project in Saudi Arabia. The railway project has been split into three parts and given to international and local companies for implementation. The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) now operates the railway as a crucial transportation link in Saudi Arabia.

The North-South Railway line boasts 107 bridges and 2,679 culverts, utilising pre-stressed concrete spans and continuous welded rail. A centralized traffic control system ensures efficient and safe operations and powerful locomotives and wagons cater to passenger and freight needs.

This project improved transportation within Saudi Arabia and positioned the country as a significant global mineral export market player. iCorpPro remains committed to supporting similar infrastructure projects that drive economic growth and progress.