The King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport will offer metro services and a comprehensive bus network in the Saudi Capital
SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated Canadian global professional services and project management company, has been awarded a project management services contract by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of its bus network as part of the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project, it was announced via a press communique.
The King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport will offer metro services and a comprehensive bus network. Combined, the project will have a capacity of 1.7 million passengers daily in the initial operation phase.
The Riyadh Metro Project, including six lines and 86 metro stations, is the backbone of the public transport network in Riyadh. The Riyadh Bus Project, including 80 routes and 2,860 bus stations served by 842 buses, is fully integrated with the metro network, connecting the districts of Riyadh with the business and commercial centers.
As part of the contract, which is a joint venture (JV) with Germany’s Dorsch Holding, SNC-Lavalin will provide project management and site supervision services for the O&M of the Riyadh bus network, including managing all assets related to the automatic vehicle management (AVM) and automatic fare collection (AFC) systems, and intelligent infrastructure through a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
“The King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project is one of the most ambitious plans set by RCRC to provide integrated transport solutions, reduce carbon footprint, and enhance the quality of life for the people of Riyadh,” stated Mohamed Youssef, Senior Vice President, Projects and O&M, Engineering Services, Middle East and Africa, SNC-Lavalin.