Work on the Riyadh Metro project is moving at a steady pace with three of the key network lines on track for opening by the end of 2018 or early 2019, said a report, citing the contractor.
Fast consortium, which is working on the project, said about 40 per cent of the work on the new 176.6 km six-line metro has been completed, reported Arab News.
The consortium led by Spanish group Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) and which includes Alstom, Samsung, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia, Strukton, Setec and Typsa, is presently constructing the lines 4, 5 and 6 of the metro, it added.
In 2014, Fast was awarded a $7.8 billion design and build contract by ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) for the three lines totalling 63.8 km with 26 stations.
Alstom is supplying 69 two-car Metropolis trains, its Urbalis communications-based train control system, power supply and its Hesop energy recovery system as part of its €1.2 billion ($1.34 billion) contract. More info