Thyssenkrupp contributing to improve commuting experience in Saudi Arabia’s capital
Thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, supply, install and maintain 641 elevators and escalators for Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh Metro is part of the Riyadh Public Transit System project, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Lines 1 and 2 are the first package of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometers across the city with 85 stations.
Abdul Hamid El Ayoubi, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Middle East), said that “This project will bring great benefits to Riyadh’s society, economy and environment. Thyssenkrupp Elevator is proud to play a relevant role in the development of the population’s mobility within the city.”
The Riyadh Public Transit System project is owned by the Arriyadh Development Authority and it is part of the city’s comprehensive plan for public transport. Together with a parallel bus network, it aims to provide suitable public transport services to the population and minimize the use of private cars, as it has been designed to meet the existing and future needs of a city which is expected to grow significantly during the next decade.