Transport minister says designing of light train project to be done in five months
Saudi Arabia’s Transport Minister has said that design work on the Jeddah Metro project is almost complete, paving the way for authorities to consider it for approval, it was announced on Monday.
The government of Saudi Arabia plan to build a $9.3bn metro system in the port city that will run for 108km with three lines and 46 stations. The project is part of a Kingdom wide plan to modernise transportation systems and improve connectivity between cities and provinces.
“The designing of a light train project in Jeddah will be completed in five months. Then it will be submitted to the higher authorities for consideration,” said Jabara Al Seraisry, in a report by Arab News.
“The study of metro trains in Jeddah is part of the ministry’s mass transit system projects in Saudi cities,” he added.
The three lines on the metro will be designated in different colours: orange, blue and green.
Initially, the network will link the new King Abdulaziz International Airport, the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium and the Al Ruwais and Al Khozam districts.