Riyadh Bus Rapid Transit Stations
Riyadh Development Authority
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Following the successful delivery of the Riyadh Metro station designs, we were commissioned to provide Preliminary Designs for the Riyadh Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System. The system in both its function and design was envisioned to be complimentary to the Metro, providing unique and identifiable stations for the BRT while completing the family of transportation facilities for the city of Riyadh.
The project scope consists of 50 BRT stations, including three terminus stations, four park-and-rides, and more than 100 community bus stops. Station types include bus terminus stations, BRT inline stations, pedestrian bridges, and community bus stops. The designs for each station type ensured a consistent level of quality and experience for the passengers, ensuring that the bus system was not seen as a secondary mode of public transportation when compared to the Metro.
Similar to the Metro designs, a prototypical approach was used to create a kit-of-parts that will be replicated across all stations. This included photovoltaic panels on the roofs of all stations and a shading canopy with consistent material treatments and detailing, as well as a similar glazed enclosure to the conditioned stations.