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“The most well-known is the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project, commonly known as the Riyadh Metro, which will create an integrated metro and bus network in the city,” Prince Faisal said. “There is also the King Khalid International Airport Expansion Project, and railway development and expressways projects.”
Only Dh66.3 billion ($18 billion) of public investment in rail projects have been achieved so far in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Mena), home to one of the fastest growing rail markets in the world with an estimated project value of Dh700 billion ($190 billion), rail experts said on Monday at a conference on Mena Rail Projects 2012 Summit held in Abu Dhabi.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday launched a tender process to build a new metro system in the capital o fRiyadhin an effort to ease congestion on the city’s gridlocked roads.
The speed of the metro within Doha would reach 80km/h, and increase to 130km/h outside Doha. The metro lines are classified into three types. The red line extends over 177km across around 36 stations. It connects the north and south of Qatar linking Mesaieed City, New Doha International Airport, Musheireb, Lucile, Al-Khor, the North and Ras Laffan.