Saudi Arabia tender launch for Jeddah metro soon
Conclusion of transportation study signals start of tender process
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.