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The metro will be a significant contribution to the Gulf’s metro rolling stock and other assets

The metro will be a significant contribution to the Gulf’s metro rolling stock and other assets



Riyadh Metro station work on track

January, 2016

Work at the Riyadh Metro site is progressing well with the majority of the main stations ready and the project likely to be completed in 2019, said a report citing a senior government official.

The project will cover 170 locations of the rail network around the city, in addition to tunnels and overland rail which extends to 13 km on the Green Line on the axis of the King Abdulaziz Highway, the Blue Line on the axis of the Olia-Batha Street, the Yellow Line to the King Khaled International Airport and the Orange Line on the Madinah Highway, reported the Arab News.

About 26 per cent of the project work has been completed, stated Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bander after inspecting the work.

The project is going full speed ahead in the execution of construction for the principle track and 85 branch stations. These include the Qaser Al Hakum station in the King Abdullah Financial Centre, the Western station, and the Fifth Hall Station at the King Khaled International Airport,

The difficult stage of the project is over and the work done can now be seen on the surface, he said.

In the coming days, there will be a surge in the number of labourers working on the project. Currently, there are 31,000 workers, including 7,000 engineers and administrators on the job, he stated.

This proves the project is moving according to plan and is in line with the development plan of the capital, the governor added.




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