SR25: Weekly ticket for Riyadh Metro

Updated 31 March 2016

SR25: Weekly ticket for Riyadh Metro

RIYADH: A weekly ticket for the much-awaited Riyadh Metro would cost around SR25, the Riyadh Development Authority has announced.
Abdur Rahman Al-Shalan, the authority’s director of transport, said that metro was aimed at providing services to families and citizens, according to a report by an online publication on Wednesday.
Al-Shalan said work was underway at 184 sites, which include the railway and bus routes of both the tracks of trains and buses in various parts of Riyadh. He was speaking at a workshop on the metro at the 9th Saudi Forum on Travel and Tourism Investment that ends on Friday.
Al-Shalan said the Riyadh Metro plan would be reviewed in 2025, to decide whether more stations should be added, or changes to the track made, he was reported as saying.
The $22-billion Riyadh metro is a rapid transport system being built by the world’s leading construction companies including Bechtel, FCC, Strukton, Salini Impregilo, Larsen and Toubro and Samsung.
It will be the backbone of the city’s public transport system and integrated with an 85-km three-line rapid bus transit network. Six lines will serve the capital city’s center, government facilities, universities, commercial areas, the airport and the financial district.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.