Train design unveiled for $22.5bn Riyadh Metro
Bombardier unveils rolling stock to rail authority for $6bn Line 3
Bombardier has presented the design of the rolling-stock for one of the lines of the $22.5bn Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia.
The transport technology firm unveiled the new INNOVIA Metro 300 for the Riyadh Metro line 3, which has reached the final design stage, to Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh and chairman of the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA).
Bombardier is part of a consortium that includes the Salini Impregilo Group, Ansaldo STS (Italy), Larsen & Toubro (India) and the local Saudi company Nesma worked under a $6bn contract to buld the 43km stretch.
It will supply 47 two-car INNOVIA Metros, custom-designed to reflect Saudi Arabia’s culture of beautiful design and in compliance with ADA’s technical requirements.
Philippe Casgrain, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, systems division at Bombardier Transportation, said: “When public transit is attractive and reliable, then all socio-economic groups can be encouraged to move from road to rail. The appealing design of the driverless INNOVIA Metro 300 vehicles for Riyadh Metro is complemented by proven Bombardier technologies to provide fast, safe and comfortable travel for Riyadh’s citizens for many years to come.”
The Riyadh Metro project consists of six railway lines with a total route length of 176km. This massive investment is part of the Riyadh Public Transport Project (RPTP) and will establish a world class public transport network designed to entice Riyadh’s growing population out of their cars and onto public transit.