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Passenger train journeys in Saudi to resume on Sunday

Saudi Railways Organisation revealed trains to run between Dammam and Riyadh

Passenger train journeys in Saudi to resume on Sunday

Trains will operate according to the permitted time periods set by the Ministry of Interior, from 6am until 8pm, from May 31 to June 21.

Passenger train journeys across Saudi Arabia are set to resume from Sunday.

According to a report by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) is preparing to resume passenger trips between Dammam and Riyadh, through Abqaiq and Hofuf stations.

Trains will operate according to the permitted time periods set by the Ministry of Interior, from 6am until 8pm, from May 31 to June 21.

However, the SRO has called on customers to adhere to the strict precautionary measures set out by authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus, both in stations and on the trains.

Also on Wednesday, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in the kingdom announced that domestic flights would resume from Sunday.

The Saudi aviation regulator revealed that the resumption of flights will be done in stages and will cover all local destinations within two weeks.

Saudi Arabia, which has reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in the Gulf (76,726 cases), said on Tuesday that it will begin easing restrictions in a phased manner this week, with the evening curfew relaxed between 6am and 3pm between Thursday and Saturday.

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