RIYADH BUS PROJECT
It is a mass public transportation project designing along with Riyadh Metro, includes 1,000 buses with a capacity of transporting 900,000 passengers a day. The transport network will consist of 22 routes covering about 1,200 km all over the city. Bus network will be the main feeder of the Riyadh metro network. It will also be the main mean of transportation within and among Riyadh districts. The bus routes were chosen based on the following criteria:
- Integration with the metro network.
- Compatibility with the city’s architectural plans and future expansions.
- Linking the business and commercial centres to Riyadh districts.
- Reduction of car traffic on the roads and streets.
- Curtailment of the environmental pollution and energy consumption.
- Minimization of the time wasted in traffic.
The bus network was designed to provide transportation service at different levels:
Design of buses with dedicated (bus-only) lanes (Length: 18 meters)
Design of ordinary buses (Length:12 meters)
Design of feeding buses
|Accordingly, the bus network lines were divided into four levels as follows:|
|First Level: Lines with dedicated (bus-only) lanes. This level includes the following bus lines with 103 stations, as follows:
1- Al-Kharj Road, its north extension Salahuddin Al-Ayoubi Road, and then King Abdulaziz Road until its intersection with Prince Saud Bin Muhammad Bin Miqrin Road, with a total length of 42 km.
2- Hamzah Bin Abdulmuttalib Road, Dirab Road and Prince Muhammad Bin Abdurrahman Road, with a total length of 23.5 km.
4- Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Street from its intersection with Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Muhammad Road to its intersection with Khurais Road, and Imam Al-Shafe’i Street to its intersection with prince Saad Bin Abdurrahman I Road. The total length of this line is 12 km.
|Second level: Circle lines. This level serves the city’s main residential centers. It includes two main lines with a total length of 83 km and features 67 stations. The two main lines are:
1- Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Muhammad Road, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz I Road, King Saud Road, Omar Bin Al-Khattab, Salahuddin Al-Ayoubi Road and King Abdulaziz Road, with a total length of 37.4 km.
2- Khalid Bin Al-Walid Road, Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Muhammad Road, King Abdulaziz Road, Salahuddin Al-Ayoubi Road, Prince Saad Bin Abdurrahman I Road and Imam Al-Shafe’i Road, with a total length of 45.8 km.
|Third level: Ordinary lines. This level connects the Riyadh city residential neighborhoods with each other. It includes 17 lines with a total length of 444 km. Below are some of its main roads:
1- Al-Takhassusi Road
2- Al-Orouba Road
3- Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Road
4- Omar Bin Abdulaziz Road
5- Othman Bin Affan Road
6- Haroon Al-Rasheed Road
7- Saeed Bin Zaid Road …and others
|Fourth level: Feeding Lines. This level will be inside the residential districts with a total length of 600 km. Most districts of Riyadh will be covered.|