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$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.

Three global groups to build $22.5bn Riyadh metro

Three international groups have been tasked with design and construction of the new $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro in the Saudi Arabian capital, a report said.

Bahrain-Saudi rail link discussed

A team of experts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently held talks in Manama to discuss the feasibility of a rail link between the two neighbors separated by the Arabian Sea.

Inter-GCC rail to cost $16bn

Gulf oil producers are expected to pump nearly $16 billion into an ambitious project to construct a rail way linking them, one of the largest rail ventures in the world.

Riyadh to tender $16.53b Makkah Metro, says official

Known as the Makkah Metro, the 62 billion Saudi riyal ($16.5 billion) project calls for the construction of a four-line rail network and a call for tenders is due to be launched in January 2013, mayor Osama Al Bar said.

Experts to study proposals for Bahrain-Saudi rail link

Bahrain experts will begin studying proposals of the Saudi-Bahrain railway project by the middle of next year, said a minister.

ABB Wins $115 order to support Saudi rail network

Swiss engineering group ABB said on Wednesday it has won an order worth around $115 million from Saudi Electricity Company to improve the reliability of the transmission grid that feeds major Saudi railway interconnections.

New Saudi metro to ease Haj traffic

Saudi Arabia's new metro system will ease traffic congestion during the annual Haj pilgrimage, a top official has said. The Haramain High Speed Rail project, which is under construction, will be a 449.2km high-speed inter-city system linking Madinah and Makkah. Each year three million to four million pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Haj.

Makkah Construction project includes 4 metro lines to link Makkah districts...

The Saudi Gazette reported that the Makkah Construction Project includes 4 metro lines and 182 kilometers train system with 88 stations that will link Makkah districts to the Grand Mosque. Makkah Mayor Dr Osama Fadl Al Bar expects that Makkah train which will be linked to the Holy Sites Train will be operational two years after work begins on the project.