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Video of the Week: What can we expect from Riyadh's metro in 2018?

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Mar 10, 2017

saudi.jpgRiyadh's metro will be a 178km long, six line driverless metro network and 85km bus network upon completion. The $22.5 billion project will be the backbone of the city's public transport system. This mega-project is the largest such project under way in the Middle East and arguably even the world. The region has a rapidly expanding city and its population has doubled to more than six million people since 1990. This investment in the Saudi Arabian capital’s public transport infrastructure is meant to alleviate the local traffic problems which this growth has helped created and is now stalling further development.

Our video of the week looks into this huge project which Saudi Arabia can expect by 2018: 


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Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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