Haramain High Speed Railway to resume services Wednesday

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Haramain High Speed Railway.

JEDDAH — The management of the Haramain High Speed Railway Project has announced on Sunday the resumption of railway trips on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 after completing test runs and preparing the railway station at the New King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Press Agency said.

The Director General of Operations and Maintenance of the Haramain Speed Railway Eng. Rayan Al-Harbi stated that the Railway would resume its trips to serve travelers between the Madinah stations, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh, and the New King Abdulaziz International Airport station.

He confirmed that the railway is ready for operation after completion of all the necessary tests via test runs and ensuring everything is functioning according to standards and specifications, to guarantee safe operation.

He added that trips to Makkah will be resumed in the following week and the New King Abdulaziz International Airport station, which can run a trip every 10 minutes at peak time, will serve Jeddah residents and visitors until the main station in Al-Sulaimaniyah District is renewed.

Eng. Al-Harbi further said: “The Airport station can serve Jeddah residents and visitors, thanks to the existence of six platforms, each 518 meters long. Hence, each platform can accommodate two dual trains with a capacity of 832 passengers for each dual trip.

“This raises the station’s capacity to 20 million passengers annually. Passengers wishing to travel by train can book their trips and buy tickets via the known booking channels, including the website and booking applications.”

The New King Abdulaziz International Airport station extends over an area of 12,000 sq. meters. It has two terminals — for Business and VIP Class, which is run by qualified Saudi cadres, who have received training according to the latest world security and safety standards. — SPA


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