FCC receives a visit by the Deputy Governor of Riyadh to the Metro stations
The Deputy Governor of Riyadh, Prince Muhammad bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, visited the work in packet 3 (built by the FAST Consortium, led by FCC) of the Riyadh Metro on 6 August, accompanied by other authorities of the Saudi capital. The supervisory organisation of the consortium, the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), chose station 5C1 on the line being built by FCC as part of the visit due to its complexity and degree of development. The delegation could check its dimensions, with an area of 8,400 m2, to be used by more than 46,000 passengers daily.
The first phase of the station was terminated in June with the completion of the upper slab, allowing vehicles to travel over it. Currently, work is focused on building the station accesses, architecture and electrical and mechanical installations. All the stations will have air conditioning and leading edge safety and comfort functions.
The stations’ design also includes Internet access, a commercial space and car parks. The commitment of the Riyadh Metro regarding environmental technology is notable for its use of solar energy, which will help to save 20% of the power consumption in the main electrical installations.
All the stations will have air conditioning and leading edge safety and comfort functions. The stations’ design also includes Internet access, a commercial space and car parks. The commitment of the Riyadh Metro regarding environmental technology is notable for its use of solar energy, which will help to save 20% of the power consumption in the main electrical installations.
The project includes a series of iconic stations designed by world-famous architects that will serve as main centres in the city’s public transport system. These centres have been designed to encourage the use of the integral bus and metro systems by passengers in the densely-populated areas. The main stations improve the urban fabric, offering various services to strengthen the wide public transport system, such as car parks, ticket sales and customer service as well as a commercial area. The Riyadh Metro will have 85 stations and six main lines with a total of 176 kilometres.
The system covers most of the districts in Greater Riyadh, government offices, schools, businesses and the main health centres. It will also provide a vital connection between the King Khalid International Airport, the King Abdullah financial centre, the city centre, most of the universities and other sections of the public transport system. The FAST Consortium is one of the three consortia contracted by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) to design and build the Riyadh Metro and has eight international partners. As well as FCC España, it includes Samsung C&T (South Korea), Alstom (France), Strukton (Netherlands), Freyssinet (Saudi Arabia), Atkins (United Kingdom), Typsa (Spain) and Setec (France). The consortium team includes more than 11,000 employees, 38 nationalities and 22 languages and is responsible for supplying 64 kilometres of tracks and 69 driverless trains.