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Double-line rail network planned between Riyadh-Dammam

he Saudi Railways Organisation is planning on a double-line for sending goods between Dammam and Riyadh, and raise passenger capacity by about 60 per cent, according to media reports. The SRO has secured eight luxury...

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro to partially open before year end

Abu Dhabi: Authorities in charge of the development of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro project confirmed it will be partially opened before the end of this year, according to Al Jazirah newspaper. “A number stations will...

Riyadh Metro to open partially by end of year

Fahad Al-Rasheed, president of the Urban20 (U20) and the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), said that the Riyadh Metro will be opened partially before the end of 2020. He said that the Saudi...

Saudi Arabia monitoring oil markets closely, prepared for additional measures

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet said it is continuing to closely monitor the oil market conditions and is prepared to take any additional measures in partnership with OPEC+ members and other producers, Saudi state-news agency SPA...

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia restricts land transport over virus fears

Cairo: Saudi trade authorities have minimised the use of land transport in delivering imported goods to the kingdom, the latest step in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Saudi news portal Ajel reported...
Saudi Arabia, Virgin Hyperloop One to conduct world’s first national hyperloop study

Saudi Arabia, Virgin Hyperloop One to conduct world’s first national hyperloop study

A groundbreaking study will be conducted to build the world’s longest hyperloop track,  the Ministry of Transport announced on Thursday. It said an agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO), the world’s leading hyperloop company, would...
Number of residents in Saudi capital could skyrocket from 7 million to 14 million by 2030. Master plan envisions investments of USD 55 billion in the city.

Population can double, Riyadh plans to be ‘mega-metropolis’

Riyadh officials estimate that the population of Saudi Arabian capital could double to 14 million by 2030, newspaper Arab News reported this Wednesday (22). An 8% growth per year is expected. Fayez Nureldine/AFP Fahd Al-Rasheed: Riyadh already adds...

Riyadh Metro closes in on completion

Riyadh’s new six-line metro – the world’s biggest urban rail project outside China – is on budget and expected to open in the second half of 2020. By David Briginshaw Alwalid Alekrish, deputy CEO, programmes and projects...
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The Riyadh Metro Project 2019

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman.

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Development Authority – the body behind the kingdom’s $23bn (SAR86.3bn) Riyadh...

All tasks related to major national projects in Riyadh will be transferred from Committee of Major National Projects to Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh. The commission will have a board of directors chaired...