Ticket to ride as Saudi women prepare to drive high-speed Haramain train|Arab News Japan

Monday, January 3, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi women could soon be driving the Kingdom’s Haramain express train, the high-speed service that links the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, and is expected to carry up to 60 million passengers a year.

The Saudi Railway Polytechnic announced on Sunday that it has opened registration for Saudi women to train in the Haramain Express Train Leaders program.

Female graduates will work together with male counterparts who have graduated from previous programs.

Registration for the program, which lasts for a year and ensures a position with Renfe KSA — one of the companies operating the high-speed train project — is open until Jan. 13 through the polytechnic’s website.

Abdul Aziz Al-Sugair, SRP general manager, said the training program will begin on Feb. 15 in Jeddah, and includes practical training at work sites linked to the rail project.


Source: https://www.arabnews.jp/en/saudi-arabia/article_62785/