Jeddah Metro design to be finished by April
Minister tells Chamber of Commerce that designs are in final stages
The design work for Jeddah's Metro system is now almost complete, to transport minister Jabara Al-Seraisry.
The minister told a meeting of prominent businessmen at Jeddah's Chamber of Commerce and Industry that design work for the project "will be completed in five months", according to Arab News.
"Then it will be submitted to the higher authorities for consideration,” Al-Seraisry said.
The project, which has an estimated value of around $9.3bn, will consist of the construction a 108km network consisting of three main lines - orange, blue and green.
The Orange line will be 67km and link 22 stations running northwards through the centre of the city from Makkah Road to Obhur.
The 24km Blue Line will run from King Abdulaziz airport to the Oild Airport Road and will have 17 stations, while the Green Line will be 17km long and have seven stations linking from Old Station Road to the new Haramain high-speed railway.
Al-Seraisry said that the development of a transport sector was "vital for the economic development of any region".
The fast developing commercial and industrial sectors are dependent on a comprehensive advanced transport system,” he said.