$2.6 billion Saudi Arabian railway commences operations in December

Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SARSaudi Arabia is on its way to commence operations on the longest railway of the country running for about 2,750 kms between the northern city of Gurayat and Riyadh on 24th December.

 

It would be constructed at a cost of SR 10 billion equaling to $2.66 billion, as per a report.

 

A major portion of the work has been completed including the creation of the support buildings along the length and breadth of the railway apart from the main control and operation centre, 179 communication towers and signals, control systems at stations and different maintenance buildings, as reported by a regional news media agency.

 

This represents one of the longest railway lines of the world that would be passing through Majmaa, Hail, Qassim and Al-Jeouf areas of the kingdom.

 

There are actually six railway stations.

 

Each of them would be spread over 137,217 square metre area with three floors, one for the purpose of arrivals, another for departures and the third for baggage collection, as mentioned in the report, that has been cited by an official associated with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR).

 

The railway system would comprise zones for restaurants and shops, tourism service offices and also rent-a-car service.

 

Besides, every station would possess parking facilities that would be capable of accommodating 500 vehicles, he added.

 

He even mentioned that two trains would be operating during the daytime and overnight.

 

Saudi Arabia is on its way to commence operations on the longest railway of the country running for about 2,750 kms between the northern city of Gurayat and Riyadh on 24th December.

 

It would be constructed at a cost of SR 10 billion equaling to $2.66 billion, as per a report.

 

A major portion of the work has been completed including the creation of the support buildings along the length and breadth of the railway apart from the main control and operation centre, 179 communication towers and signals, control systems at stations and different maintenance buildings, as reported by a regional news media agency.

 

This represents one of the longest railway lines of the world that would be passing through Majmaa, Hail, Qassim and Al-Jeouf areas of the kingdom.

 

There are actually six railway stations.

 

Each of them would be spread over 137,217 square metre area with three floors, one for the purpose of arrivals, another for departures and the third for baggage collection, as mentioned in the report, that has been cited by an official associated with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR).

 

The railway system would comprise zones for restaurants and shops, tourism service offices and also rent-a-car service.

 

Besides, every station would possess parking facilities that would be capable of accommodating 500 vehicles, he added.

 

He even mentioned that two trains would be operating during the daytime and overnight.

 

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