VIDEO: Inside the Makkah Metro

Saudi Arabia

The Holy Sites metro light rail has changed the way pilgrims travel for their annual hajj

 

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Posted by: Dr Imran Khan


The people need to know that there is no connection of the train to Makkah. The train starts from Mina and goes to Arafat. The train stations are not at central locations rater at considerable walks. Very hard to believe the 15 minute train run in the rush of Hajj. It will take longer and with the rush of pilgrims there will be severe delays on stations. In Hajj times the schedule will be impossible to follow.

May Allah Guide us.

Posted by: Joe

Great achievement. Hope the Saudis maintain the system, and not allow it to deteriortae like they do to so much of their infrastructure. Also dont forget that The Muslim umma contributed a substantial amount to this project.

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