KSA planning a $9.3bn metro system in Jeddah

Metro system to be 108km long and will have three lines and 46 stations

The mayoralty of the Saudi port city of Jeddah has announced plans are being prepared for the construction of a metro system that would cost around $9.3bn.

Based on initial studies, the metro system would be 108km long and would have three lines and 46 stations, said Ibrahim Kutubkhana, deputy mayor for projects and construction.

“Now we are in the phase of completing the initial studies…and this is being carried out by the Ministry of Transport,” Kutubkhana told Reuters.

“Later it will be tendered to international consortia for engineering, procurement and construction,” he said. Earlier this month the Saudi government approved a $16.5bn plan to modernise transport in Makkah, which will include a bus network and a 182km metro system.

Last month Riyadh pre-qualified four consortia for bidding to build its metro system.

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