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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

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The Saudi Vision 2030 encompasses several ambitious goals and clear social and economic objectives. It is built upon three pillars: creating a vibrant society, fostering a thriving economy, and building an ambitious nation. These pillars drive the development of the transportation sector in Saudi Arabia. The Vision 2030 recognizes the need for a larger role for the private sector in the economy as a key driver for transforming the economic landscape and diversifying the Saudi economy. The vision aims to enhance the standards and quality of transportation services in the Kingdom by promoting competition and transparency among suppliers.

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, the second holiest site, spans an area of 490 square kilometers. It plays a strategic role in achieving the Kingdom's objectives during the upcoming decade, given its historical, religious, and economic significance. Medina is home to the Prophet's Mosque (peace be upon him) and hosts millions of pilgrims and Umrah performers every year.

The population, number of visitors, number of pilgrims, and number of Umrah performers visiting the Prophet's Mosque in Medina have all increased significantly. The lack of public transportation, coupled with relatively low fuel prices and the quality of road infrastructure, has led to a higher vehicle ownership rate and a preference among residents to use private vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. This has resulted in traffic congestion and subsequent environmental implications.

The project consists of two main routes and a priority one for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, along with feeder bus networks.

The specifications of the network are as follows:

1.(The Purple Line) begins from Ohod to Quba Mosque - a priority guidance route spanning 16.2 kilometers, with 12 stations located on both sides of the road (dual formation), along with two parking and bus boarding areas.

2.(The Red Line) extends from the Airport Building to Al-Aziziya District - Al-Miqat Mosque, covering a guidance route of 38 kilometers with 24 stations along the way. Additionally, there are three parking and bus boarding areas located at the midpoint of the route.

3.(The Orange Line) runs from Prince Abdulmajeed Road to the eastern side of Qassim Road - a priority guidance route spanning 10.4 kilometers with 10 stations located at the midpoint of the route. Additionally, there is one parking and bus boarding area along the line.

4.Feeder Buses: A network consisting of 3-kilometer loops revolving around the stations, comprising a fleet of approximately 160 buses along key road networks. These buses are designed to transport passengers to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and priority bus service.

5.Distribution Buses: This consists of a fleet of approximately 28 buses that operate in specific residential areas. The primary objective of these buses is to transport passengers from their residences to the main transportation network.

The designated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is characterized by the following:

1.             An advanced rapid public transportation system with global specifications that enhances the quality of services provided to residents and visitors in terms of fast and secure service.

2.             Relies on large-capacity and environmentally friendly buses, with dedicated routes and modern integrated stations.

3.             Connects major attractions, enhancing integration and connectivity for the developmental components of the city.

4.             Provides new job opportunities.

5.             Enhances traffic flow, taking into account the geographical features of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah.

6.             In line with the comprehensive plan of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah.