To relieve traffic congestion in the city, the authorities in Riyadh have been providing impetus for the development of public transport for several years.
This is an extremely prestigious project due to its sheer size and very tight delivery deadlines. The future Riyad Metro network must be delivered within 5 years and will comprise 6 automated lines and 92 stations covering 177km - 60km underground, 36km overground and 81km of viaduct sections.
For passenger safety and comfort the project incorporates the latest features for modern automated metros.
Egis provided the first feasibility studies in 2004, then preliminary design studies in 2009, with its partner Dar Al Handasah.
In 2012, Egis produced the specifications for tender bids by Consortiums for design-construction work and then helped Arriyadh Development Authority
(ADA) with candidate selection.
In 2013, Egis (in joint venture with PARSONS, leader, and SYSTRA) won the project management and construction supervision contract for Lines 1, 2 and 3 of the Riyadh metro – a total of 108km and 55 stations.
Working for ADA, the JV will validate studies, oversee and coordinate construction work, accept engineering structures and approve pre-commissioning tests.