Riyadh Metro key facts

30 July 2013

Completed network for Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro will be 176 kilometres long with 85 stations

Length of completed network

The completed metro network will be 176.5 kilometres long, (7.8km as a common section for Line 4 and Line 6) with underground, elevated and at-grade sections.


  • Blue line (1): Olyaya–Batha–Al-Hayer Road (38.8km)
  • Green Line (2): King Abdullah Road (25.4 km)
  • Red Line (3): Madina al-Munawra–Amir Saad bin Abdul–Rahman al-Awal Road (40.9 km)
  • Orange Line (4): To King Khaled International airport (29.6km)
  • Yellow Line (5): King Abdul Aziz Road (12.9km)
  • Purple Line (6): Abdul Rahman bin Ouf–Sheikh Hassan bin Hussain bin Ali (30km)

(Lines 4 and 6 share 7.8km of network track and four stations)


The completed metro system will have 85 air-conditioned stations in total, including four main stations and five transfer stations. There will also be 25 park and ride locations.

Control centre

The Transportation Control Centre (TCC) will be the centralised point for all customer contact. Using Intelligent Transport Systems, it will coordinate the whole transport network. Each Metro Line will also have its own technical Operational Control Centre (OCC).

Speed of transport

The average projected commercial speed of trains on the six lines will be 40km/h

Passenger comfort

All stations and carriages will be air conditioned

The metro carriages will also be divided into three sections: First Class, Family Class, Single Class

Rolling stock

Electric driverless trains – providers will be selected in 2013 after the completion of the tender process, which is currently in progress

Click here for more details and images of development plans for the Riyadh metro

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