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The Super Brands Council has recently honoured the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) with the Superbrand status for the second year running in recognition of its efforts & achievements considerably enhancing its profile in public transport industry. The award echoes appreciation by the Superbrands Council of RTA efforts and strenuous endeavours to enhance its corporate identity in a way compatible with the scope and quality of services offered to public transport users in Dubai Emirate.
The ministerial committee for transport in Makkah province met here on Wednesday to review the progress of a plan to beef up the public transport system in the province, including the cities of Jeddah and Makkah.
Rail transportation is playing an increasing role in the Saudi transportation sector. The government has launched a number of initiatives to develop this sector through major railway expansion projects connecting the different regions of the Kingdom.
The British Business Forum (BBF), the voice of British business people in Kuwait held its November members’ meeting, at the British Embassy Wednesday, to a full audience of business professionals from the local community. The meeting focused on the ‘Region’s Renewed Interest in Metro Projects’.
The 67-km Orange line will connect Makkah Road with Obhur, passing through the central part of the city northward. It will have 22 stations besides a branch line to the east along Sari Street, Kutubkhana said. The 24-km Blue line will link King Abdulaziz International Airport to the Old Airport Road with 17 stations. The 17-km Green line will run along Palestine Road with a branch to the Old Airport and end at the Haramain Railway. It will have only seven stations, the official said.
Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a tender process to develop a new metro transit system in the capital Riyadh. In a notice on the Arriyadh Development Authority’s website, “global consortia” were invited to bid to provide infrastructure including rolling stock and telecommunications, as well as tunnelling, civil, mechanical and electrical works.
The GCC has US$142 billion worth of road and bridge projects underway, or in the planning stages, according to figures released by market analysts Ventures Middle East; Saudi Arabia accounts for a third of this amount. Railway projects, including rail, metro, tram, and stations are valued at US$79 billion, this includes the US$30 billion GCC rail network.
The massive project includes plans for a high-speed long distance rail link, driverless four-line Metro service for Doha and freight lines. The plans also include the West Bay People Mover, and overground rail system designed to distribute passengers around Doha’s tower district. The initial push will be to develop the Doha Metro Red Line that runs between Messaieed in the south with Al Khor in the North.