• Hyder Consulting will be joining a team led by the UK’s Foster+Partners

A subsidiary of Dutch firm Arcadis has been appointed to work on the Jeddah transport masterplan, according to a statement made by the company.

Hyder Consulting will be joining a team lead by the UK’s Foster+Partners for the architectural city-wide transportation plan.

The agreement was signed with Forster+Partners and the governor of Mecca in March 2015.

The contract involves the establishment of a city network plan that integrates different modes of transportation including, metro, ferry and bus.

Foster+Partners want to ensure that at least half of Jeddah’s residents are no more than 10 minutes’ walk from a transport link according to a statement released by the firm.

Foster+Partners has also been awarded an $80m contract for the Jeddah metro system. Under this contract, the firm will be responsible for the design of all metro stations, buildings, trains and buses for the $12bn project.

In May 2014, Metro Jeddah Company awarded US-based Aecom a $28m contract to provide pre-programme management consultancy services for the Jeddah Public Transport Project, at the heart of which is the proposed Jeddah Metro. Under its 18-month contract, Aecom will provide staff to support the preliminary planning and design work for various phases of the metro project.

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