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20 Sep 2018

Haramain train to start operation on Oct. 1; fares finalized

He said that the sprawling Jeddah railway station, spreading over a total area of 766,000 square meters, has the capacity to hold 25,000 passengers in an hour. The Makkah Rusaifah station, located 4 km from the Grand Mosque, has 503,000 square meters of area with a capacity to accommodate 20,000 passengers per hour while the Madinah station, which is 9 km from the Prophet’s Mosque, has the capacity for 4,000 passengers on a total area of 268,000 square meters. There has been tremendous response for renting commercial spots at the Haramain railway stations.

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20 Sep 2018

Workshop focuses on how to improve transport for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah recently organized a workshop for the development of the administrative and operating systems for supervisors and public operators of pilgrims’ transportation. The workshop, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Jeddah, was under the patronage of the Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten and was inaugurated by his

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19 Sep 2018

Developing cities to serve Hajj and Umrah on agenda of Makkah Cultural Forum

JEDDAH: “How to develop our cities to serve Hajj and Umrah” will be the theme of the third edition of the Makkah Cultural Forum. The forum will be held under the slogan of “How to be Role Model” and implemented with the cooperation of 100 governmental and private entities, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal,  governor of the Makkah region, said on Wednesday.

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