Siemens Austria Builds World's Largest Metro Project in Saudi Arabia

BusinessDeals ♦ Published: February 24, 2016; 20:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian unit of Siemens announced in Vienna Simmering at the rollout of the first vehicle that a "a very, very big order” has been secured. With six lines and a total route length of 175 kilometers, the capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh is planning the world's largest subway project. Siemens is to supply the entire turnkey system for two driverless metro lines.

During the rollout ceremony in the Siemens plant in Vienna from left to right: Ahmed Al Sharif, Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, Khalid Al-Hazani, Alwalid Elekrish, Ralph Hasselbacher / Picture: © Siemens AG Österreich

The five-million city is looking for sustainable solutions for its local traffic problems.

Because Riyadh is growing rapidly: since 1990, the population has doubled to more than five million inhabitants.

Siemens equips Lines 1 and 2 of the six lines with Inspiro metro trains, the electrification and the signaling and communication systems for driverless…