Saudi's high-speed Haramain train on track to start service in September

Haramain high-speed rail service, capable of travelling at speeds of more than 300 kilometres per hour, will connect the cities of Makkah and Madinah
Saudi's high-speed Haramain train on track to start service in September
Haramain high-speed rail project, also known as the ;Western railway', is expected to carry 60 million passengers a year by the time it is fully operational at the beginning of 2019.
By Staff writer
Tue 29 May 2018 09:13 AM

Saudi Arabia's first high-speed electric Haramain train will be operational by  September, according to Saudi Transport Minister Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi.

The new speed high rail service, capable of travelling at speeds of more than 300 kilometres per hour, will connect the cities of Makkah and Madinah.

Haramain high-speed rail project, also known as the ;Western railway', is expected to carry 60 million passengers a year by the time it is fully operational at the beginning of 2019, Al-Amoudi told Arab News. 

The 453-kilometre main line will travel through King Abdullah Economic City, with a short branch line to the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.

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