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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Inaugurate Haramain high-speed rail

Sep 25, 2018, 10:02:19 AM GMT+3 General News

Jeddah, SPA:
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is scheduled to patronize on Tuesday the inauguration ceremony of the Haramain high-speed rail.
To mark the occasion, the Minister of Transport Dr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, expressed his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his patronage of the inauguration ceremony, his sponsorship and unlimited support for all national projects.

In remarks to SPA, Al-Amoudi said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques attaches great importance to the transportation projects in our homeland as they represent the Kingdom's efforts and its active role in serving the pilgrims, considering it a priority that every Saudi citizen has.

The minister also pointed out that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, are always committed to provide the highest quality services to pilgrims, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, which aims, in part, to increase the number of pilgrims to affirm the Kingdom's long-standing position among the Islamic Nations.

For his part, Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Public Transport Authority, said that the project is the first fast electric train in the region, with a length of 450 km, in a double line connecting five stations located in Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Rabigh-based King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah, whereas the operational speed of the train is 300 km/h.

Dr. Al-Rumaih said that this giant project has been implemented in three stages by a number of national and international companies.

He added that the capacity of the Haramain high-speed rail could be enough to 60 million passengers annually with a fleet of 35 trains each has 417 seats, equipped with the latest amenities and techniques that will facilitate a traveler's journey.

The inauguration ceremony will be attended by a number of local and international officials.

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