Saudi reveals details of new emission-free smart city in Neom

Saudi reveals details of new emission-free smart city in Neom

The Line will be powered by renewable energy

New details have been released about Neom’s The Line project. At 200 metres wide and 500 metres above sea level, the project will be 170km in length with a high-speed rail completing the end-to-end journey in 20 minutes.

The Line is being built to accommodate nine million residents who will have access to the infrastructure and facilities including homes, offices, hotels and schools created in vertical layers. 

Those within the development will be able to move up, down or across to access the different facilities in a concept referred to as 'Zero Gravity Urbanism'. 

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The line will have an outer mirror façade that will allow it to blend with its surroundings and will be created by a team of architects and engineers led by Neom.

Speaking about the revolutionary project, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and chairman of the Neom Board of Directors said: “At The Line’s launch last year, we committed to a civilisational revolution that puts humans first based on a radical change in urban planning. 


"The designs revealed for the city’s vertically layered communities will challenge the traditional flat, horizontal cities and create a model for nature preservation and enhanced human liveability. 

"We can't ignore the liveability and environmental crises facing our world’s cities, and Neom is at the forefront of delivering new and imaginative solutions to address these issues. Neom remains one of the most important projects of Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Neom will be home to several significant travel and tourism projects, including Trojena, a mountain ski resort.

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