Part of the Riyadh Public Transport Project (RPTP), the Riyadh metro is a rapid transit system under construction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The RPTP will be the largest public transport project, comprising construction of a metro network, a bus system and other transport services in Riyadh.
Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) is the owner and operator of Riyadh metro. The project is expected to create more than 15,000 jobs in Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh had a population of 5.7 million in 2012, which is predicted to increase to eight million by 2030. The new metro system is expected to fulfil the demands of the growing population, as well as reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.