Jeddah Metro to be ready by 2020

Metrou Jeddah_Jeddah-Metro-SystemThe Metro Jeddah Company is to host an industry briefing day on March 30 to go over details of the city’s public transportation master plan. The Metro Jeddah Company is responsible for implementing the Jeddah Public Transport Programme (JPTP) which consists of a three-line metro and light rail system, bus network, marine ferries and taxis and the supoportiung infrastructure, a tramway on the Corniche, around 46 stations, park and ride facilities and a bridge over the Obhur Creek. The project is expected to cost USD12bn (SAR45bn) and authorities want it to be up and running within seven years.
Last year, Aecom Technology Corp secured an 18-month contract worth USD 28m to provide consultancy services to support the preliminary planning and design phase of the Jeddah Public Transport Project.

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