Completed network for Saudi Arabias 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): OlyayaBathaAl-Hayer Road (38.8km)
- Green Line (2): King Abdullah Road (25.4 km)
- Red Line (3): Madina al-MunawraAmir Saad bin AbdulRahman 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 OufSheikh 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.
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
All stations and carriages will be air conditioned
The metro carriages will also be divided into three sections: First Class, Family Class, Single Class
Electric driverless trains providers will be selected in 2013 after the completion of the tender process, which is currently in progress
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