FS Italian Railways Saudi Arabia (also referred to as “FS Saudi”) is a company of the FS Italiane Group, one of the largest integrated rail & road players in the world composed of about 100 companies, working in 5 continents and in more than 60 countries.

FS Saudi is devoted to export the broad know-how of the FS Group to Saudi Arabia and Middle East, acting as a driving force for business expansion in the area. Relying on more than 180 years of Italian railway excellence, FS Saudi can offer in the MENA Region integrated solutions on a wide array of mobility segments such as high-speed and conventional rail, metro and bus transport, freight and logistics services, advisory & consulting covering the whole mobility sector.

David Cannafoglia
General Manager

Riyadh Metro project

FS Italian Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group) is a member of the FLOW Consortium responsible for the operation and maintenance services of lines 3, 4, 5, and 6 of Riyadh Metro project.

The contract, which has been signed between the FLOW Consortium and the Royal Commission of Riyadh City in 2018, has a value of US $ 2.9 billion. The scope of work is divided between the partners so that FS and Hitachi Rail STS are jointly responsible for ensuring Operations, Facility Maintenance, HSQE (Health, Safety, Quality & Environment) of the four metro lines and stations, whilst Alstom handles the transit system maintenance.

FS Italian Railways contribution is relevant for the development of an iconic project, with a functional significance for Saudi Arabia, that will definitively change Riyadh's mobility and improve citizens' life.