Saudi Arabia Haramain High speed Railway raises speed to 300 km per hour
JEDDAH : NPNEWS 24 Online – BY ( ABDUL BASIT ) The Haramain High Speed Railway trains for round trips between Rabigh and Madinah will be at a speed of 300 km per hour, starting from 1 Jan 2020 . The speed increase comes as part of the railway’s operational plans after completing experimental and safety operations.
The Saudi Arabia management said that the railway would operate service at a speed of 300 km/h between the stations of King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh and Madinah. “This will reduce traveling time between the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) station and Madinah station to be around two hours while the trip between Makkah and Madinah will take around two hours and 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Haramain Train will start operating 16 services per day during the mid-academic year vacation, starting from Jan. 3 and ending on Jan. 19. The new non-stop services will start from 8 a.m. and will continue until 11 p.m. throughout the week.
The Haramain Train had resumed on Dec. 18 its services between Makkah and Madinah after a gap of over two and a half months. The train had started operation from the railway station of the new terminal of king Abdul Aziz Airport ( KAIA) Jeddah Dec.11 after the main station in Sulaymaniyah district in Jeddah rendered inoperative following a massive fire. The Sulaymaniyah station engulfed in the fire that occurred on Sept. 29, forcing temporary suspension of service on the Makkah-Jeddah-Madinah route.
It is worth mentioning that Haramain High Speed Railway is the largest and the fastest railway system in the Middle East region and all railway stations provide diverse facilities including business class lounges, centers of public transportation, parking, and mosques.