RIYADH: A weekly ticket for the much-awaited Riyadh Metro would cost around SR25, the Riyadh Development Authority has announced.
Abdur Rahman Al-Shalan, the authority’s director of transport, said that metro was aimed at providing services to families and citizens, not workers, according to a report by an online publication on Wednesday.
Al-Shalan said work was underway at 184 sites, which include the railway and bus routes of both the tracks of trains and buses in various parts of Riyadh. He was speaking at a workshop on the metro at the 9th Saudi Forum on Travel and Tourism Investment that ends on Friday.
Al-Shalan said the Riyadh Metro plan would be reviewed in 2025, to decide whether more stations should be added, or changes to the track made, he was reported as saying.
The $22-billion Riyadh metro is a rapid transport system being built by the world’s leading construction companies including Bechtel, FCC, Strukton, Salini Impregilo, Larsen and Toubro and Samsung. More info