Madinah Metro

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Madinah Metro
Overview
OwnerMadinah Metro Development Authority (MMDA)
LocaleMedina
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines3 (projected)[1]
Operation
Operation will startafter 2020[1]
Technical
System length95 km (59 mi) (projected)

The Medina Metro or Madinah Metro is a planned three-line metro system for the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia.[1]

Planning[edit]

On 4 November 2013 the Saudi cabinet announced that a metro would be built in Madinah within eight years.[2] A committee for the project was to be chaired by the Governor of Medina, Prince Faisal bin Salman.[2]

In March 2015 the Madinah Metro Development Authority (MMDA) awarded French companies Systra (consortium leader) and Egis Group a 12-month contract to carry out feasibility studies and produce preliminary design for the metro.[1] The network is to be built in two phases for opening in 2020.[1]

Network[edit]

  • Line  1 
  • Line  2 
  • Line  3 

Total route length of 95 km. 25 km would be underground and 48 km elevated.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Madinah metro design contract". Railway Gazette International. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Makkah and Madinah metros approved". Railway Gazette International. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2015.