Tuesday, November 7, 2017

new high speed train, Saudi Arabia

The Haramain High Speed Railway is scheduled to begin operation in the first quarter of 2018. It links the cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh.

The 450-km-long railway, with fully electrified double tracks, is estimated to cost SR37.5 billion. The project includes trains traveling at a speed of 320 km per hour and fitted with highly advanced equipment and devices. There will be 35 trains and a special train for the elderly people.

There are five stations — the two terminus stations in Makkah and Madinah, and two central stations in Jeddah and Rabigh, in addition to a fifth station at King Abdulaziz International Airport built by the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

1 comment:

Wallace said...

Very impressive, well done to all concerned.