The MRT is a state-of-the-art Metro giving residents and visitors a modern, reliable and quick way to travel around the city. It is the backbone of the JPTP, forming a primary network that stretches all the way from the Obhur Creek area in the North to beyond Al Balad in the South, and from King Abdulaziz Road to the West to Amir Majed Street to the East.
This primary network connects with the two of the city’s key ‘gateways’ bringing people into and out of the city, namely King Abdullah International Airport (connecting with the world), and Haramain High Speed Rail (connecting with Makkah).
Within the city, the MRT connects with the other JPTP modes of transportation to form a dense accessibility-grid across the city. This grid is supplemented at each MRT station with vehicular drop offs, shaded walkways and pedestrian bridges. Each inter-modal transit component is designed to complement the other and accommodate all users; be they residents, workers, tourists, pilgrims, families, bachelors, or the physically less-abled.
The MRT network consists of 81 stations and 197 trainsets serving 161.1 km of route. The network is distributed across the city via the following four distinct lines: