Riyadh Metro project is 66 percent complete and the trial operations will start by end of 2018, state news agency SPA reported, citing Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, governor of Riyadh and chairman of Arriyadh Development Authority’s (ADA).
“The project is progressing according to plan,” he said.
The metro line will span 176 kilometers and include 85 stations. A bus network will complement the project with 24 routes, running 1,083 kilometers and stopping at 776 stations. The project was 54 percent complete in May.
In 2013, Saudi Arabia awarded three foreign-led consortiums contracts worth $22.5 billion to build a metro system in Riyadh.