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Saudi transport projects going ahead as scheduled – minister

Saudi Arabia is proceeding with public transport projects as scheduled and companies may face penalties if there are delays, Minister of Transport Abdullah al-Muqbil was quoted as saying by a leading Arabic newspaper on Sunday.

Jeddah metro design by Oct.

Metro Jeddah Company announced that it will finalize the design for the Jeddah Metro Project by October, Al-Hayat reported.

Hyder to design new Jeddah transport system

Hyder has been appointed as a part of the Foster + Partners team to develop the architectural vision for a new, comprehensive public transport system in Jeddah.

Foster + Partners – Jeddah Metro

Foster + Partners is to develop the architectural vision for Jeddah’s city-wide public transport master plan under a contract signed by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Governor of Makkah Province, on March 30.

Madinah Metro – A unique challenge

In 2020, Madinah hopes to commission a new three-line metro network and add to the Middle East’s growing number of current urban rail projects.

SR45bn Jeddah Metro to roll by 2022

The Jeddah Metro, which is expected to cost SR45 billion, will be ready by 2022, said Osama Ibrahim Abdu, CEO of the metro company. The new metro project would reduce traffic congestion in the sprawling business city, he said.

Rail boom spreads across the region

After the successful multibillion-dollar awards made on the Riyadh Metro in July, a new metro project in Saudi Arabia is whetting the appetite of contractors in the region.

$1 trillion unveils new national programme

"They include Riyadh's amazing metro programme and similar projects in Makkah and Jeddah; Saudi Aramco's downstream petrochemical projects

Leaders in Construction KSA: conference preview

After many years of expectation, the major public transport schemes proposed for Saudi Arabia finally seem to have moved off drawing boards towards solid tenders and contract awards.

MEED Insight Launches MENA Rail 2013 Report

The current decade will be known as the golden years of rail in the Middle East if the huge pipeline of planned rail projects in the region comes to fruition. With more than $200bn worth of mainline, metro and tram projects either planned or under way, the region from Morocco to Iran is going through an unprecedented rail construction boom.