Saudi Arabia Allowed Haramain High-Speed Rail to Resume Operations

Haramain High-Speed Rail announced that it will resume operations at end of March 31, 2021.

Haramain High-Speed Rail to Resume Operations

The Vice President of the Haramain high-speed Railway, Engineer Rayan Al-Harbi, explained that the trips include travel to and from the stations of;

  • Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
  • Madinah Munawwara.
  • King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah.
  • King Abdullah Economic City Station.

Passengers can start booking tickets online from Monday, March 15.

The railway services were suspended on March 21, 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak.

The Haramain train service is one of the biggest public transport projects in the Middle East, a 450 kilometer two-way electric train linking Makkah and Madinah, with extensions to Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City.

Haramain capable to transport 60 million passengers per year on 35 trains, with a seating capacity of 417 per train and traveling at a speed of 300 kph.

Source: Arab News