Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2 Mobilisation – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • 2 lines of a 6-line metro network
  • 63 km of track
  • 38 stations
  • 3 depots
  • GoA4 system – driverless trains

The Riyadh Metro is a six-line metro network in the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia spanning a total length of 176 kilometres, with 85 stations. At the time of construction, it was one of the largest metro projects in the world with all six lines being constructed simultaneously. The total project will cost over £20 billion. It is a major part of the Riyadh Public Transport Project and is an electric GoA4 driverless metro system, aiming to serve up to 100,000 people per day. There were two major operations and maintenance contractors who were awarded the contracts in 2018 for the entirety of the network, one for Lines 1 and 2, and the other for lines 3 to 6.

A North Star consultant was onboarded Programme Manager, responsible for the mobilisation of Lines 1 and 2. Our accountabilities included developing the mobilisation programme and managing/coordinating the functional leads for each of the deliverables throughout the whole organisation, ensuring that all deadlines and contract deliverables were met. As part of this role, we also managed all project governance and project reporting aspects of the mobilisation, including liaison and reporting with the client, the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) and all major sub-contractors.