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Jeddah Metro seeks offers for civil works

September 2015

Metro Jeddah Company (MJC) has invited initial expressions of interest (EOI) for the civil works contract of the metro network in Jeddah. It has also invited expression of interest and pre-qualification to design, build, procure, supply, operate and maintain a light rail transit (LRT) and corniche tramway civil works and rolling stock.

MJC seeks to engage with contractors or consortia with a proven track record, said a notification.

MJC is a private-public transport company owned by Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company (JDURC), established to manage the implementation of Public Transport Project in Jeddah.

The metro network will consist of the Blue line, extending from south of Jeddah up to King Abdul Aziz International Airport – which is 33 km long and passing through 19 stations; Orange line, connecting North Obhur Bridge and Madinah Road  – 42 km long with 30 stations; Green line, from east to west of Jeddah – 16.5 km and passing through 12 stations; and the Red line, connecting King Abdullah Stadium passing through King Road – 58 km long with 24 stations.

The Light Rail Transit network will consist of three lines, including the first going through Sari Street, a distance of 17 km with 19 stations; the second line, going through Altahlia Street – 11 km and nine stations; and third line, through Falastin Street  – nine km long and 11 stations (It will be extended to 37 km in Phase Two).

Other aspects of the Public Transport Project include the Corniche Tram, which will be 16 km long on Jeddah Northern Corniche with 15 stations; the Commuter Rail, with a total length of 159 km and 24 main stations, connecting the terminus of the metro and tram lines with highways through the Ring Road; and a bus network, with a fleet buses running a total distance of 661 km.

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