Riyadh Metro Project – Line 1 & 2

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The Riyadh metro project is an impressive undertaking that will transform the city’s transportation system. Covering a massive 176km, the project includes six lines and 85 stations, featuring underground, elevated, and at-grade sections. Line 1 which is also known as the Blue Line i.e., will connect Olaya Street to Al Hayer Road, with 22 stations and four transfer stations connecting to other metro lines. Meanwhile, Line 2 i.e., Red Line, will link King Abdullah Road to the King Fahad Stadium, boasting 13 stations and three transfer stations.

The Orange Line, also known as Line 3 and it will be the longest line of the metro because of its length of 40.7km. In addition it will run from Madina Al Munawra to Rahman Al Awal Road. Line 4 i.e., the Yellow Line, will be 29km long and run from the King Khaled International Airport to the new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), with eight stations. Line 5, the Green Line, will be 13km long and start from King Abdul Aziz Road, with 11 stations and two transfer stations. In addition, Line 6 which is also known as Purple Line. So it will begin at King Abdullah Financial District and end at Prince Saad Ibn Abdulrahman Al Awal Road. It will have six stations and a length of 21km.

The Riyadh metro project will feature three significant stations designed by three architecture firms selected by ADA. The Olaya Metro Station, designed by Gerber Architekten, will be located at the intersection of Lines 1 and 2 and will feature a public plaza, a large entrance hall, and an open concourse. The Downtown Metro Station, designed by Snohetta, will act as a transport hub for Lines 1 and 3. The King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station, designed by Zaha Hadid, will serve Lines 1, 4, and 6.

The Riyadh metro project involves several contractors, including BACS, Arriyadh New Mobility (ANM), and FAST. The BACS consortium, led by Bechtel, is responsible for designing and constructing Lines 1 and 2. ANM is accountable for constructing Line 3, Qasr Al Hokom Station, and Western Station. The FAST consortium, led by FCC Construction, is responsible for constructing and designing lines 4, 5, and 6.

Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, and Siemens all contributed to the driverless metro system project. Alstom has provided the automated technology. But Bombardier constructed 47 INNOVIA Metro 300 train sets. So, Siemens provided 67 Inspiro-type metro vehicles for Lines 1 and 2.

The Riyadh metro project is a monumental undertaking that will transform public transportation in the city. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.