In 2022, SYSTRA signed a contract with the Royal Commission of AlUla to design the future tramway of AlUla, a historic city in the north-west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
AN EMBLEMATIC PROJECT
The AlUla TramTrain project is at the heart of the Saudi government’s Vision 2030 plan, which aims to develop the Kingdom’s cultural and tourism offering. It is part of a master plan to enhance an important cultural, agricultural, and residential area. environmental treasures.
SYSTRA will carry out the preliminary and detailed design studies for the AlUla tramway project in the areas of infrastructure, landscape and architecture, stations, workshop/depot, track, rolling stock and systems. To develop the design studies for the AlUla tramway, SYSTRA is working with partners who are experts in their field,
The scope of the contract includes the preparation of the environmental and social impact assessment and the preparation of the technical tender documents. The study covers the northern alignment, approximately 21km from the historic AlUla Central Hijaz station to the Hegra site in the north.
The tramway will serve the main archaeological sites in the area and future tourist destinations undergoing restructuring or development. The study corridor includes the entire rail system right-of-way, mainly comprising the platform, 15 stations and the depot.
A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY
One of the main objectives of the tramway will be to ‘travel through time’ by stopping at different stations to explore the historical areas and civilisations of the Kingdom, from the old city to the cultural oasis of Hegra, discovering Dadan, Jabal Ikmah and the Nabatean era. Landscaping and architecture are therefore at the heart of this unprecedented project.