Reports floating around the web yesterday would suggest that Riyadh is in advanced planning stages of their monorail based mass transit system; the plans include two lines totalling 42 km, one on a north-south route (around 25km) and the second on an east-west route (17km), and are now awaiting budget allocation. With many cities in India constructing or planning monorails, many other new projects already completed in the region, these are exciting times for monorail construction and one that I hope gains further momentum elsewhere.
- Riyadh plans mass transit system – The Independent
- Dubai monorail
- Monorail Society – Regional projects