Type of work

Railways

Riyadh Metro

Saudi Arabia

This was globally the largest contract in the history of
underground construction.

This was globally the largest contract in the history of
underground construction.

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Description

The project includes the construction of three metro lines in the city of Riyadh that will consist of a
total of 25 stations.

This third batch consists of the design and construction of lines 4 (yellow), 5 (green) and 6 (purple), which include twenty-five stations for which a total of 65 kilometers of subway tracks, 24 viaducts, 28 underground tracks and 13 surface tracks will be necessary .

The consortium, lead by FCC, are going to employ two TBMs of 9.77 metres diameter to construct the line 5 (green). The trains that will be travelling along these lines will have two carriages, operate without drivers and be supplied by Alstom. There will be four types of stations, elevated, surface, underground and transfer for connections between the various lines.

The six lines included in the overall metro project for Riyadh will have a total length of 175 kilometres, which will make it the largest suburban metro in the world currently in the project stage. Its construction will require 600,000 tonnes of steel, eighty times that employed in the construction of the Eiffel Tower, 4.3 million cubic metres of concrete, eleven times that used in Burj Khalifa, the highest skyscraper in the world, and over 30,000 workers, of which more than half correspond to the FCC batch.

 

 

Responsible

This new public service transport will provide the opportunity to transform the City of Riyadh. The new transport infrastructure will reduce traffic congestion, reinforce and promote the economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and improve the quality of life of its people.

The Riyadh population currently stands at 5.7 million inhabitants, with a projection of 8.3 million in 2030. The metro is a solution to the daily traffic problems, with 7.4 movements, of which only 2% is actually made in public transport. 

The works execution period will be five years and the construction will provide jobs for over 15,000 people.

Highlights

  • The largest metro project in the world.
  • FCC is contributing wide experience in metro construction.
  • El metro de Riyadh se convertirá en el mayor metro del mundo con seis líneas de metro que recorrerán 175 kilómetros.
  • It solves the traffic problems caused by the more than 7 million trips that are made daily.