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Old May 22nd, 2011, 01:23 AM   #41
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Please try to answer these -
1) What is the target year of extending line 1?
2) What is the target year of opening line 2, 3, 4, & 5?
3) Left side, right side or both side, - which type of platforms are in most numbers in Makkah subway network?
4) Elevated, ground level or underground, - which type of stations are in most numbers in Makkah subway network?
5) Which are the highest and deepest stations of Makkah metro?
6) Which is the busiest metro station?
7) Which stations have interchange facility with suburban rail network?
8) Where is/are the depot(s) of the subway network?
Ask them here : MECCA l U/C l Al-Masha'er Metro Project.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 11:34 PM   #42
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Will future lines also use overhead wire, or 3rd rail?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #43
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What are those little tent/temple like white creatures around the place?? Please write details.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #44
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Something I heard ; Is this metro working only in Hajj season?
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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #45
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Yes, I also heard that. The most impractical metro operation in world.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 09:56 PM   #46
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Makkah metro expansion plan

11 August 2011






SAUDI ARABIA: On August 10 Makkah municipality's development organisation AlBalad AlAmeen Co announced plans to hold a 'market sounding' exercise for the development of four more metro lines in the city. Expressions of interest will be invited in the third quarter of this year, with construction to begin in 2013 for opening in 2017.

The Makkah Mass Rail Transit Stage 1 expansion programme will complement the 18 km Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah line which opened in November 2010.

The first of the new lines will be the 10 km underground Line B with six stations. This will be an extension of the existing line, and will serve the future Haramain High Speed Rail station to the west of the city. Line C will have 14 stations and be 29 km long, partly elevated and partly underground. Lines A and D would follow.

BAC has appointed Ernst & Young, Ashurst and Parsons Brinkerhoff to advise on the MMRT procurement process, which is likely to comprise several packages with some let as PPP contracts.

Makkah faces significant transport challenges, BAC believes. As well as being the focus of the Hajj pilgrimage, the resident population is predicted to double to 3 million by 2035. MMRT is 'fundamental to the transition from the existing inefficient private transport system to an integrated modern public transport network', according to project director Dr Saad A Al-Gadhi.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #47
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Mekah Metro service fully prepare to carry haj pilgrims
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MECCA: The Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Southern Line (Metro Mecca) monorail system is now fully prepared to ferry haj pilgrims from Arafah and Mina.

Arafah 1 Station assistant manager Yuszaini Mohd Yusop said only 35 percent of the service was running during the pilgrimage last year.

“The train service is to prevent traffic jam which frequently occurred during every pilgrimage especially when the pilgrims are moving to Padang Arafah for wukuf (staying),” he told to Bernama, here.

Wukuf is one of the Haj commandments that must be performed by every pilgrim, which falls on Nov 5 (9 Zulhijjah) for this year.

Pilgrims wearing the white ihram will start leaving from Mecca to Arafah Plains on Nov 4 (8 Zulhijjah) and spend the night there.

Yuszaini, one of the 146 staff of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) was seconded to serve with Metro Mecca.

The monorail system has nine stations involving three main centres namely Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina (every centre has three stations), covering a distance of 20km. — Bernama

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The Mecca Metro, officially the Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah Metro, is an 18.1 kilometres (11.2 mi) long elevated metro in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which opened in November 2010.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #48
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So weird to have a metro that's not public transport :S
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 10:08 PM   #49
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Map of the future lines for Mecca Metro:



Sections of line B between stations B04-W and B02-E and line C between C5-N and C2-S will be underground
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 11:47 PM   #50
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Still no official website and no logo?
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 09:07 AM   #51
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Still no official website and no logo?
Yes. But there is one information site meccametro.com, which is based on Dubai metro fan site. It's not official
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Old November 28th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #52
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Makkah metro approved

28 Nov 2013



SAUDI ARABIA: Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has approved the construction of two metro lines under the first phase of Makkah’s 62bn riyal public transport project. These would be in addition to the existing Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro which was built to handle pilgrim traffic.

An 11 km line with seven stations would run mostly underground west from Jamrat along the north side of the Grand Mosque, King Abdul Aziz Road and the future Haramain railway station, terminating at the Makkah-Jeddah Expressway.

The other line would be 33 km long with 15 stations, running south from Madinah Road to reach the west side of the Grand Mosque and Umm Al-Qura University.

The first phase is to cost 25·5bn riyals. Contracts covering civil works, E&M and rolling stock are to awarded early in 2014, with work due to begin in mid-2014 and take three years.

A total of four metro lines are planned, making a 114 km network with 88 stations. These are to be completed within 10 years in three phases.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:57 AM   #53
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I would estimate that a 12-car train of the Mecca Mass Rail Transit System has a length of around 300 metres and a total capacity of around 3,000 passengers. For comparison's sake, an 8-car train of the Washington, D.C. Metro system has a length of 182 m (600 ft) and a total capacity of 1,400 persons. How can the Mecca Metro have such huge rolling stock? Is it because of the need to accommodate the many participants of the Hajj?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:54 PM   #54
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Yes, I also heard that. The most impractical metro operation in world.
this is because Makkah has a very small population and is a small city. Metro is only needed in Hajj season when millions come for Hajj
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #55
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So if all of the future lines of the Mecca Metro get built, will they be used exclusively for Hajj season as well?
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Old March 1st, 2014, 09:21 PM   #56
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Makkah metro ticket will cost SR4

Wednesday 26 February 2014
BY RANA HAKEEM


A ticket to make one trip on the Makkah metro would cost SR4, a government official said.

Saad Al-Qadi, CEO of the Makkah Trains Company and the director general of the project, said the metro would start operating in the third quarter of 2019. However, it would operate on a trial basis six months before the official start.

Al-Qadi said that 15 consortia had submitted bids since last November to build the metro at an estimated cost of SR25.5 billion.

“The assigned committee will announce the winning bids during the first quarter of this year,” said Al-Qadi.

Al-Qadi said he had produced a paper recently on public transport in the city outlining various details of the project.

The company’s executives have not revealed the location of the metro stations because they fear property owners would raise land prices close to these stations.

“I receive tens of phone calls from real estate dealers every day wanting to know the locations of the stations so that they can buy the properties near to them. It is a well-known fact worldwide that prices of property close to railway stations increase by 30 percent in value,” he said.

He said the project has benefited from the experiences of in-depth studies carried out by the Al-Balad Al-Ameen Company and the Riyadh Development Authority.

He said the project had already completed all preliminary studies including working out the line lengths, stations and directions of the trains.
He said tenders would be issued in March for two of the four lines.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #57
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Makkah metro railway systems contract pre-qualification begins
24 Mar 2014

SAUDI ARABIA: The Development Commission of Makkah & Mashaaer has invited applications to prequalify for the railway systems contract for the 25·5bn riyal Phase 1 of the Makkah metro, which is expected to open in 2019.

The scope of the design and build contract includes track, power supplies, 1·5 kV DC bottom-contract third rail electrification, CBTC specified to Grade Of Automation Level 4 (unattended driverless operation), telecoms, station and depot fit-out, the control centre, fare collection system, platform screen doors and overall system integration.

The contract could be extended to include Phases 2 and 3 of the metro development programme, which are planned to take the network to 123·5 km and 66 stations within 10 years.

The deadline for applications is May 26. The request for proposals is planned for July, with the contract to be awarded in the second quarter of 2015. Revenue services on Line B would start 45 months after the notice to proceed, with Line C in 51 months.

The railway systems contract is designated contract 3; contract 1 will cover civil works for the underground sections of the metro, and contract 2 the elevated sections plus the depot. Contract 4 will cover rolling stock and depot equipment. Three stations are to be built under separate contracts as part of wider urban development works. There will also be separate contracts covering safety assessment and verification. The model to be used for operation and maintenance of the network is still to be finalised.

The metro forms part of the 62bn riyal Makkah Public Transport Programme, which will includes integrated bus services and is to be funded entirely from public sources

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Contractors prequalify for Makkah metro civil works
08 Jul 2014

SAUDI ARABIA: The Mayor of Makkah Osama Al Bar has announced that 10 of the 16 international consortia which expressed interest in the two civil works contracts for Phase 1 of the city’s metro project have prequalified to submit tenders.

Civil works contracts 1 and 2 are expected to be signed in October, for construction to begin in mid-2015. Testing would begin in 2017 for full operations from early 2020.

Applications to prequalify for Contract 3 covering railway systems works closed on June 16, and Development Commission of Makkah & Mashaaer has invited expressions of interest in Contract 4 which covers the supply of rolling stock
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