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FAST Consortium announces Riyadh Metro milestone

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FAST Consortium has announced that the ‘San’ah’ tunnel boring machine (TBM) has arrived at Riyadh Metro’s Salah Al-Din Station

Riyadh Metro Green Line's San’ah TBM arrives at Salah Al-Din Station

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The Fast consortium has announced that the San'ah tunnel boring machine (TBM) has arrived at Riyadh Metro's Salah Al-Din Station.

Metro programmes a catalyst for sustainable cities of the future, says...

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New metro networks being planned and built across the Middle East can be a catalyst for sustainable urban development but careful planning is essential to provide long-term flexibility, says Atkins' regional transport strategist Roger Cruickshank.

Riyadh takes on the challenge: six lines in five years

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The Saudi capital Riyadh has set itself a daunting task: to build an automated metro comprising six lines simultaneously in five years. David Briginshaw explains how this ambitious project will be implemented.

Riyadh metro to be 73 km underground

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One of the world's largest metro projects, this automatic driverless network will be over 170 km and have 87 stations on six lines, and is scheduled for completion in 2018, said the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR).

Dubai Metro recycling tunnelling knowledge

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Dubai Metro offers many lessons to the other cities planning underground urban rail networks, chief among them the value of understanding ground conditions before boring commences

Three bidders shortlisted for Riyadh Metro project

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THE High Commission for Riyadh Development (HCRD) says that "three major global consortia" have submitted technical and financial offers for the Riyadh Metro project, a six-line driverless network which will eventually encompass 177km and 96 stations in the Saudi capital.

Infrastructure boom in Saudi

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About 80% of the metro network will be underground, and will be served by 34 stations. The capacity of Riyadh’s international airport is anticipated to triple to 25 million passengers a year by 2015 as part of the first phase of planned aviation-sector expenditure totalling $53bn.

Saudi gives early nod to four consortia for Riyadh metro

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Saudi Arabia gave an early nod to four consortia on Monday, including ones led by Canada's Bombardier Inc. (BBDb.TO) and French firm Vinci (SGEF.PA), to build a new metro system in Riyadh to ease congestion on the capital's gridlocked streets.

Riyadh's metro progress looks promising

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Riyadh authorities have shortlisted 38 groups as qualified initial bidders for a a metro project that will link major parts of the capital city, according to Bloomberg.