Riyadh public transport designs completed
Riyadh, April 25, 2012
The High Authority for the Development of Riyadh (HADR) has completed the engineering designs, technical specifications and blueprints for the two public transport projects using buses and electric trains, a report said.
A 17 km-long rail network on King Abdullah Road, starting from King Khaled Road on the west to Khaled bin Al-Waleed street to the east, and including 11 stations, will form the first phase of the project, the Bloomberg report added.
The network would also run on the axis of Al-Olaya-Al-Batha Street with a length of 25km, connecting the northern and southern ring roads. This phase will also build a road network for buses covering the entire city, the report said.
The bus network will be constructed on four levels, and will consist of a nucleus network for high-capacity buses, circular networks to provide transport around the downtown area by medium-capacity buses, according to the report.
A secondary network is planned to service medium to low capacity vehicles and a local network will provide public transport on the cluster of roads of the various districts, the report added.