06/08/2013

Three consortiums bid for Riyadh Metro

 

ArabNews By ABDUL HANNAN TAGO
8 June 2013:
The High Commission for Riyadh Development (HCRD) revealed Saturday that more than 80 experts from all over the world will complete a technical and financial offer analysis for the Riyadh Metro.According to an HCRD statement, three major global consortiums submitted their technical and financial offers to the commission recently as announced.

An artist’s rendition of Riyadh Metro on King Abdullah Road.

ArabNews By ABDUL HANNAN TAGO

8 June 2013:

The High Commission for Riyadh Development (HCRD) revealed Saturday that more than 80 experts from all over the world will complete a technical and financial offer analysis for the Riyadh Metro.
According to an HCRD statement, three major global consortiums submitted their technical and financial offers to the commission recently as announced.
The HCRD noted that the results of the analysis, carried out under the supervision of specialists at the commission, will be uncovered in the near future to the Supreme Committee to oversee the implementation of the public transport project in Riyadh. 
The commission is chaired by Riyadh Gov. Prince Khalid bin Bandar, also the HCRD’s president, who will choose the most appropriate offer in terms of technical and financial edge. 
The winning consortium will implement the mega project. According to a source from the HCRD, the metro system will have 96 air-conditioned stations in total, including the main stations, four transfer stations, and five park-and-ride stations. 
The Traffic Control Center (TCC) is designed to help deliver a world-class customer service experience for the public transport system and will be the central point for customer contact. It will coordinate the whole transport network using Intelligent Transport Systems.
The system will cover the districts as follows:
Blue Line: Olyaya–Batha–Al Hayer Road (39 km);
Green Line: King Abdullah Road (25 km);
Red Line: Madina Al Munawra-Amir Saad bin Abdul Rahman Al Awal Road (40 km);
Orange Line: To King Khaled International Airport (30 km);
Yellow Line: King Abdul Aziz Road (13 km);
Purple Line: Abdul Rahman bin Ouf–Shaikh Hassan bin Hussain bin Ali (30 km).
Trains on the six lines will run at 40km/h. All stations and carriages will be air-conditioned. 
The driverless electric trains will also be divided into first class, family class and single class carriages. 
The completed three-line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) network will be 85 km. The two completed circular lines will be 83 km. The 18-line community bus service will cover a total of 405 km.