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Riyadh Metro | Saudi Arabia

  • Architectural rendering of King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station exterior in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architectural rendering of King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station exterior in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architectural rendering of King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station exterior in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architectural rendering of King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station exterior in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Public rail system answers transit needs in Riyadh

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is a dynamic center of commerce and government located in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau. Amongst the most rapidly growing cities in the world, Riyadh is home to more than 5 million people.

Challenge
Traffic congestion in Saudi Arabia’s capital is a growing concern for residents and visitors and a potential barrier to continued economic growth. A state-of-the-art, fully automated rapid transit system is a primary component of the Kingdom’s efforts to facilitate robust economic growth while providing Riyadh’s population with a high level of service.

Solution
Louis Berger, as the lead firm in a joint venture with Hill International, was awarded a contract by the Arriyadh Development Authority to provide program and construction management services for Package 3 of the Riyadh Metro project. Package 3 is an $8 billion project involving management of the design and construction of Line 4, Line 5 and Line 6, as well as 22 stations, in the new metro system. These three lines include:

  • 67 kilometers of track.
  • 48 kilometers of elevated alignment.
  • 5.5 kilometers of mined tunnel.
  • Nearly 13 kilometers of bored tunnel.

Line 4 will link to the King Khalid International Airport. Line 5 will run in a tunnel along King Abdulaziz Street, between King Abdulaziz Historical Centre and the Riyadh Airbase. Line 6 will run in a semicircle from King Abdullah Financial District, along Imam Mohamed Bin Saud University and end at Prince Saad Ibn Abdulrahman Al Awal Road.