Saudi high speed train announces details of schedule

Saturday, September 29, 2018

JEDDAH: Makkah’s local authority has announced the details of the Haramain High Speed Railway’s first journey.

The first journey will take place on Oct. 4, 2018, and tickets can be purchased online.

The high speed train will run between Makkah and Madinah, eight times a day in both directions, and this will increase to 12 journeys from the beginning of 2019.

Trains will run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and will run every 60 minutes.

The Haramain High Speed Railway will have five stops, including Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City, and Madinah.

King Salman launched the Haramain High Speed Railway, the biggest electric speed train project in the Middle East, at Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah station on Tuesday.

The inauguration ceremony concluded with the king taking the train from Jeddah to Madinah.