The progress of the USD 23 billion King Abdul Aziz project for the Riyadh Public Transport is progressing fast with the 45% of the metro part already completed.

Upon completion, this huge project will include 756 metro cars, 85 stations, almost 3,900 bus station with 24 new bus routes, for a total of 1,950 km of network, with also 45 km of new bridges, 40 km of tunnels and 16 km of surface tracks.

The final goal is to provide all population in Riyadh a suitable and diversified public transport services, able to meet the present and future needs and to reduce the current high use of private cars.

Insights:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/riyadh-new-king-abdulaziz-public-transport-project-buses-ottaviani

http://www.gulfconstructiononline.com/news/1621162_23bn-transport-project-on-track.html