JEDDAH The Haramain High-Speed Train will start commercial operations on Thursday (Oct. 11).

The below-summarized chart exhibits the complete guidance related to the availability of the route, reserving and purchasing of tickets, online inquiry and the kind of facilities offered by the relevant authorities to the travelers located in the respective cities and wish to travel in the below-mentioned routes.

Public Transport Authority Chief and Acting President of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) Rumaih Al-Rumaih announced that the authority approved the operation plan presented by the Saudi–Spanish consortium — Al-Shoula Group, which is the operator of the project, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated the Haramain High-speed Train on Sept. 25. The King traveled to Madinah on board the train after inaugurating the train service at Jeddah station.

Mohammed Fida, director general of the Haramain High-Speed Train Project, said tickets can be booked online through the project website link hhr.sa.

In the beginning, there will be scheduled, of Haramain High-Speed Train, weekly trips from Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be eight services daily on both sides (four trips each side) in the morning and evening.

There will be a discount of 50 percent in ticket fares for an initial period of two months from Oct. 11. The passengers can avail this Haramain High-speed Train

 

Source: Saudi Gazette