Saudi Vision 2030 Initiatives
It is quite pleasant to know that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been undertaking impressive new measures and widespread initiatives to achieve its Saudi 2030 vision. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is dedicated and working quite hard to achieve its vision 2030. This has effectively contributed to the overall economy of Saudi Arabia commercially and as well as qualitatively. Haramain High Speed Train
118,000 Passengers Traveled in Less Than 3 months
The Kingdom is not serving Saudi citizens only through the implementation of Saudi vision 2030 but also creating ease and comfort for the Saudi expats living in the kingdom.
Recently, the Haramain high-speed trains transported more than 118,000 passengers (Including Saudi citizens and Saudi expats) through 310 trips since its launch held on Oct. 11, 2018. The Haramain high speed trains currently operate eight daily trips between Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City.
The most benefited people from the said service is the Saudi Citizens and Saudi expats living in Jeddah, Makkah, Rabigh and Madinah, however, overall others are also benefited. Train
Plan to Increase Number of Daily Trips Up to 30 by the End of 2019
Currently, the study is underway to increase the number of daily trips gradually between the two holy cities. They said the plan was to add two trips every month until the total number of daily trips reached 30 by the end of 2019. Most viewed: Haramain High-Speed Train to Start Operations
Planning to Transport 30 Million Passengers Annually
It is anticipated that if the plan was implemented, there would be a trip every half an hour and the railway would have a capacity to carry 30 million passengers annually, in addition to Haj pilgrims who will be using the train as of the upcoming season. Related Article: 400 Smart Buses Coming to Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Region in 2020
General Information About Haramain Train Project
More than 650 Saudi men and women are employed in the operation of the train stations, the management of the trains and in the maintenance wing. The total number of workers in various departments and companies involved in the project is 1,200. The 450-kilometer railway has five stations.
The Public Transportation Authority approved the prices of the train ticket. The cost of a trip between Jeddah and Makkah is SR.40 for economy class and SR.50 for business class, excluding VAT. The cost of the ticket between Makkah and Madinah is SR.150 for economy class and SR.250 for business.
It takes an hour and 50 minutes for the trip between Makkah and Madinah and 21 minutes between Jeddah and Makkah.
Passengers can reserve and buy the tickets through a special application and through the smart machines at the train stations.
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Source: Saudi Gazette