Saudi Arabia tender launch for Jeddah metro soon

Conclusion of transportation study signals start of tender process

Saudi Arabia is on the cusp of launching tenders for Jeddah's metro system soon. (Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia is on the cusp of launching tenders for Jeddah's metro system soon. (Getty Images)

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Saudi Arabia will soon announce tenders for itslong-awaited and ambitious 108km-long Jeddah metro network project, according to the governor of the Makkah province.

Following the conclusion of a study related to transport in the city of Jeddah that included metro trains, buses and taxis, Prince Khalid Al Faisal said that there would be a process to allow private companies to compete for the tender

Last year, the Kingdom unveiled plans for a metro system in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. The planned network will consist of three lines, one will connect with the Old Makkah Road to Sari Road; one will run along Prince Majeed Street from King Abdulaziz International Airport to the site of the old airport, and a third along Palestine Road.

That announcement came a year after the oil-rich state announced a SR21bn ($5.6bn) investment programme for the city’s transport system, including plans for monorails, buses and trams linking Jeddah’s residential districts.

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