Light Rail Plans Emerge in Saudi Arabian Capital

The Saudi Arabian capital of Jeddah is looking to build a $5.6 billion light rail system.
October 7, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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The region's governor recently announced the plan, which would build an elevated light rail system throughout the congested city.

"The rail would be part of a new mass transit project including 816 buses and a tramway for tourists, Prince Khalid al-Faisal, governor of the Mecca region which includes Jeddah, said in the latest edition of Mecca magazine.

Prince Khalid did not give any timeframe for the project, which would serve a rapidly growing population of about four million."

Thanks to The Overhead Wire

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Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Agence France Presse
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