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jaffa



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:31 am    Post subject: Riyadh Metro Reply with quote

It will no doubt take at least 43 years to build, but it's in the pipeline!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/revealed-stunning-new-images-show-goldplated-ultraluxurious-riyadh-metro-station-that-saudi-king-has-ordered-to-be-built-8624048.html

... and for sure the locals will still drive.
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johnslat



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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they build it, who will come? Very Happy

Well, if the clientele is anything like those who ride the buses, it'll be 99% expats from so-called "third-world" countries.

And, of course, the occasional EFL teacher.

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John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a while in Jeddah i used the minibus network which provides trips all over the city @ SR2 a time. Not comfortable but a good way to get around. I did not encounter many WASPs or self-styled "Expats".

Mention of my preferred mode of transport in polite circles led to stunned silence, as if I had admitted a predilection for Bangaldeshi cleaners.

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jaffa



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The secretary at work told me he'd been hearing this same story for ten years Surprised

John, it's being built for the King Abdullah Financial City, so I guess bankers, stockbrokers, etc ... maybe not. More likely the cleaners and women in special carriages.
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