IBI Group’s Jeddah Public Transport Plan wins approval
DateMarch 14, 2013
ARRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Council of Ministers has approved a draft plan for public transport in the Jeddah region. The Jeddah Public Transport Plan (JPTP), drawn up by IBI Group, includes a network of train, bus, tram, and sea transport lines, as well as a public transport station and a suspension bridge in Obhur.
The plan was commissioned by the Ministry of Transport in 2006-2008. IBI Group also supported Jeddah Municipality in 2013 in preparing updated revenue and cost estimates, and helped the municipality get funding approval for the proposed Public Transport System for Jeddah.
The approval marks a milestone for Jeddah in the solution of major transportation issues in the city. The main component of the JPTP is 108 kilometres of a rail-based rapid-transit system, the Jeddah Metro, running along three primary corridors in central Jeddah, with additional lines to east and north Jeddah.
The Jeddah Metro will be supplemented by a high-quality commuter rail service linking north Jeddah and the Haramain High Speed Rail station. An extensive network of buses with a total route length of 750 kilometres will run across the city covering all major road corridors.