Makkah-Madinah high speed rail just months away from becoming operational

As many as 12 carriages are being used now in the ongoing test runs between Madinah and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh.

:: Field work on the haramain specific teach, which connects the holy towns of makkah and madinah, is executed and the whole undertaking could be fully finished before the yearend, the makkah location improvement authority (mrda) has stated.

In a statement mentioned by means of al-hayat newspaper on thursday, the authority said the teach service is predicted to start working in the first area of 2018.

“The 450-km-long electric powered railway venture serves as a qualitative addition to the transportation machine in the country. it targets to offer a quick, handy, reliable and secure manner of delivery among makkah and madinah, in addition to the cities of jeddah and rabigh,” the mrda was quoted as pronouncing.

The challenge is in its final degrees after 35 trains, with a potential of 417 seats consistent with educate, were equipped with the quality facilities and “can be operated in step with international-class systems.”

The makkah station is located at the principle front to the town within the neighborhood of al-rusaifah, approximately 3 kilometers faraway from the grand mosque, while the al-madinah station is placed in the knowledge economic metropolis (kec) along king abdulaziz street.

From makkah, the railway passes through the metropolis of jeddah, wherein there are two train stations, one at sulaymaniyah in the middle of the city and the second one at king abdulaziz worldwide airport.

It then passes via rabigh, where a station is positioned near king abdullah college for technological know-how and technology (kaust).

MRDA stated the excessive velocity railway will shorten travel among makkah and jeddah to about 21 mins and among the cities of makkah and madinah to less than two-and-a-half hours.

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