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.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.
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