Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier to Deliver Technology for New Metro Line in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bombardier Transportation announced July 29 that, as a member of the ArRiyadh New Mobility Consortium (ANM), it has won a contract to deliver technology for the new metro line 3 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The contract involves system interface management, project management and design, as well as the delivery of 47 two-car driverless Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 trains equipped with Bombardier Mitrac propulsion technology. The total value of the consortium's contract is approximately $5.9 billion with Bombardier's share valued at approximately $383 million.

The customer is the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh represented by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA). The new Riyadh Metro system will comprise six metro lines totalling approximately 176 km, which will form the backbone of the city's new world class public transport network. All six lines are to be implemented over five years.

Line 3, also known as the red line, is a turnkey project that includes the civil construction of the 40.7 km alignment, including 22 stations, electrical and mechanical equipment and rolling stock. The consortium comprises two groups that will design, build, construct and commission Line 3.

The electrical and mechanical equipment for the driverless metro system will be delivered by the Electrical Work Group (EWG) whose members are Ansaldo STS and Bombardier Transportation.

System infrastructure will be delivered by the Civil Work Group (CWG) whose members include Salini-Impregilo, Larsen &Toubro, and Nesma.