Riyadh Metro

In mid-February of this year, news came through that the ambitious Riyadh Metro system is on track to open for business in early 2019. An article in the Saudi Gazette announced that the Riyadh metro project, one of the world’s largest urban transport ventures aimed to carry 3 million passenger, alleviating the Kingdom’s road system,…

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority: Underground, over ground, setting transport innovation free

The ever growing population of Dubai has put a continual pressure on the existing road and transport infrastructure, with effective congestion management, safety and sustainability high priorities. It falls upon the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, a Government Department, to monitor and adapt infrastructure to meet this increasing demand. “Since Dubai is one of the…

Saudi Rail Company: A long journey to rail efficiency nears completion

Population growth and the development of alternative industries to oil, has put a strain on infrastructure and a need for greater transport service within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is one of two state-owned companies that operates Saudi Arabia’s rail network. SAR is responsible for the running of the 2,750 kilometre north-south railway line and a…

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority: Underground, over ground, setting transport innovation free

The ever growing population of Dubai has put a continual pressure on the existing road and transport infrastructure, with effective congestion management, safety and sustainability high priorities. It falls upon the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, a Government Department, to monitor and adapt infrastructure to meet this increasing demand. “Since Dubai is one of the…

Riyadh Metro: On track to help create a modern city

The socio-economic transformation of the Middle East owes much of its progress to the shrewd planning and implementation of a variety of major infrastructure projects. Within Saudi Arabia, one of the most significant developments in recent years has been the Riyadh Metro Project. Riyadh’s population of nearly 6 million is forecast to increase to 8…