Saudi Arabia’s Race to Build a $22B Railway in the Desert | WSJ Breaking Ground

Saudi Arabia is racing to finish the $22B Riyadh Metro in time to modernize its capital city and open its doors to the world. With the country set to host the World Expo 2030 and as a frontrunner to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup, this is a golden opportunity for Saudi Arabia to transform its economy and improve its human rights reputation on a global stage.

WSJ explores why this Gulf nation needs this train network and the challenges it faces in constructing this incredible feat of engineering.

0:00 Riyadh Metro
1:04 Why Saudi Arabia needs this train
3:44 Challenges in construction
5:33 The money

Breaking Ground digs into megaprojects around the world, uncovering what these developments might mean for the surrounding region and the ultimate costs.

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