FAST Consortium


Duration of the project

2014 – 2019

Project's description

The metro network of Riyad is composed of six separate lines.
The mission of CERTIFER covers the Lines 4, 5 and 6.
Each line is characterized as follow:

  •  Line 4 (Orange Line) reaches to King Khalid International Airport from King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), mainly on a mix of elevated and at-grade alignment. The length of the line is around 29.6 km and it features 8 stations (3 common with Line 6), in addition to 1 transfer station with Lines 1 and 6.
  •   Line 5 (Yellow Line) runs underground in a bored tunnel along King Abdulaziz Street, between King Abdulaziz Historical Center and the Riyadh Airbase, before connecting with King Abdullah Road. The length of the line is about 12.9 km and it features 10 stations, in addition to 2 transfer stations with Lines 1 and 2.
  • Line 6 (Purple Line) follows a half-ring starting at King Abdullah Financial District, passing by Iman Mohamed Bin Saud University and ending at Prince Saad Ibn Abdulrahman Al Awal Road. It runs mostly elevated except along Sheikh Hasan Bin Husein Bin Ali Street. The length of the line is approximately 30 km and it features 8 stations (3 stations are common with Line 4), in addition to 3 transfer stations with Lines 1, 2 and 3.

The commercial speed shall be at least between 40 and 45 km/h.
The transportation system will include the rolling stock, a Urbalis 400 (an urban transport solutions of Alstom), control command and signaling system and platform screen doors.

Scope of work

CERTIFER carried out an Independent Safety Assessment mission by ensuring that the safety objective of a the system is met at all times during its lifetime and by verifying compliance with regulations, standards and best practices of the system designed and implemented.
The mission covers the following aspects:

  • Rolling Stock;
  •  Tunnels and Stations;
  •  Power Supply;
  •  Control-Command & Signaling;
  •  SCADA;
  •  Platform Screen Doors;
  •  Interface Management;
  •  Safety Management;
  •  Risk Assessment;
  •  Operation ;
  •  Maintenance.
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