• Two tenders for Jeddah Metro expected
  • Aecom serving as pre-programme management consultants

The Metro Jeddah Company is preparing to launch two tenders by the end of April.

It is understood that companies will be invited to submit bids for both project management consultancy (PMC) and construction management contracts.

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.

The Jeddah metro is planned to have three major lines: Orange; Blue; and Green. The total length of the network is planned to be 152 kilometres with 92 stations. The Orange Line will be 84 kilometres and is split into two parts, while the Blue Line is 36km and the Green Line 32km.

Jeddah Metro plan 
Line Route Length (km) Stations
Orange Mecca Road-Obhur  67 22
Blue King Abdulaziz International airport-Old Airport Road  24 17
Green Palestine Road  17 7
Source: MEED

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