Riyadh Bus Stops and Bus Rapid Transit Project – Phases 1 & 2


Riyadh, K.S.A.


Dar Al Handasah & Perkins + Will.


Arriyadh Development Authority – ADA.


April, 2015

Contract Value:

SAR 1,4 billion / USD$375 million - Phase 1

SAR 1,3 billion / USD$356 million - Phase 2

General description:

  • The Riyadh Bus Stops and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Project is an integral part of the transportation facilities currently being developed for the city of Riyadh including the new Riyadh Metro. It is an extremely high profile project providing unique stations for the BRT as well as a comprehensive network of comfortable and functional passenger facilities. All but the smallest of the passenger pick up facilities are architecturally designed, enclosed and fully air-conditioned.

Phase 1 of the Project includes:

  • 7 bus lines consisting of 408 architecturally designed and services passenger pick up facilities and 28 BRT Stations.
  • 2 Terminal Stations.
  • Ancillary works including 19 bridges servicing the BRT stations and 2 large Park and Ride areas.

Phase 2 of the Project includes:

  • 9 bus lines consisting of 540 architecturally designed and services passenger pick up facilities, 3096 feeder bus stops and 10 BRT Stations.
  • Ancillary works including 9 bridges servicing the BRT stations.
  • Upgrading and improved streetscape of major arterial roadways in Riyadh CBD.

Saudico Responsibilities under the Project included:

  • Clarification of Employer’s design. Preparation of all shop drawings for architectural, civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines.
  • Construction, testing and commissioning.
  • Complex traffic diversions and traffic management as well as utility diversions.
  • Working under heavy live traffic loads in central Riyadh.
  • The project includes all civil, architectural and electro-mechanical works as well as the site adaptation, the utility diversion, the traffic diversion/management etc.