Saudi Arabia Transport

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What steps are being taken to achieve the Kingdom’s national and regional railway development goals?

 

With work rapidly advancing on Riyadh’s flagship integrated transport network, local authorities have recently been deciding which ticketing system to implement for the project. The decision is an important one: with SR82.5bn ($22bn) being invested in the metro system alone, an effective ticketing system will be key to attracting sufficient...

 

Saudi residents have long enjoyed cheap and abundant supplies of fuel, making car ownership the preferred choice for transport. Yet with the number of new cars on the road expected to reach 1m per year by 2020, and a population increasingly concentrated in the Kingdom’s main urban centres, municipal authorities are beginning to look to mass...

 

Saudi Arabia’s ports are some of the biggest in the region, and the Kingdom’s combined throughput of 194m tonnes per year (excluding crude oil) is the largest volume in the Middle East. However, with the international trend in shipping moving towards consolidation at ever larger ports (and with ever larger container ships), the government has...

 

With a vast land mass covering more than 2m sq km, and sizeable mining and heavy industry sectors, transport and logistics are vital to Saudi Arabia’s economic success and future growth. As record oil prices from 2008 to 2014 filled state coffers, the authorities decided to invest a significant portion of the windfall in improving the Kingdom’...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2015

Saudi Arabia’s transport services have witnessed significant developments in recent times, and this is set to continue with an anticipated $190bn to be invested in the sector through to 2025. The majority of this – around $141bn – will go towards rail and public transport networks. Successive phases of railway development will extend the network across the entire country, with the aim of...

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