US Eaton company expected that Riyadh Metro, owned and managed by High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh, will be the biggest transport system in the cities to be established from scratch. The project represents the backbone of infrastructure in the city, not to mention that it is one of the most advanced and developed projects on a technical level.
Frank Ackland, Eaton Middle East general manager, stated to Asharq Al-Awsat that the new railway, which is still under construction, will be composed of six metro lines with 85 stations, and a total length of approximately 110 miles.
He hailed the fact that Riyadh has made impressive strides in reinforcing emergency lighting solutions in favor of Riyadh Metro project, along with supplying all central electrical systems to observe and supply all emergency lighting systems inside the stations and along the three metro lines.
Ackland noted that this goes in tandem with the Saudi approach, noting that the focus in the kingdom is being put on applying concepts of sustainable and active energy. Lately, there has been huge attention paid to energy saving systems, said Ackland, adding that this would contribute to the stability of the electrical network.
Ackland affirmed that the giant projects taking place in the kingdom attracted the most effective foreign solutions in the market towards the future plans of the Saudi government and the Saudi Vision 2030. The vision aims at developing and improving sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, entertainment and tourism.