Work starts on Riyadh metro

36 stations to be built in first phase

Metro projects are increasingly popular in the region
Metro projects are increasingly popular in the region

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Work has begun on the Riyadh metro, according to a local newspaper.

An official at the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), which is developing the project, told Arab News that work had begun on both routes.

Phase one of the project will see the construction of a 25km route from the northern side of the ring road to the southern side, while the 14km phase 2 will stretch from east to west. Thirty districts are expected to be covered by project.

The rail system is expected to serve 1,500 passengers per hour per track initially and then up to 8,000 passengers per hour. Riyadh’s population has grown to over 6.5 million.


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