First test run on Saudi Arabia's high speed Haramain railway

Saudi Railways Organisation chief hails test a success as train travels from Jeddah to Makkah
First test run on Saudi Arabia's high speed Haramain railway
By Staff writer
Tue 17 Oct 2017 08:14 PM

Saudi Arabia's Haramain high-speed railway project began its first test run on Tuesday with a train travelling from Jeddah to Makkah, according to an official.

The railway project, which will comprise 35 passenger cars, will offer two-way trips every half an hour between Makkah and Madinah.

Dr Rumaih Al-Rumaih, president of the Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), said in comments published by Kuwait News Agency that the test run was a success.

The Haramain project will stretch for 450,000 kilometres and it is expected to transport some 60 million passengers annually.
Trains are expected to travel at a speed of 300 kilometres per hour.

For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.