Saudi: Haramain Railway Resumes Madinah-Makkah Trips

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The Haramain high-speed railway has resumed its daily journeys between Madinah and Makkah one week after resuming operations between Madinah and Jeddah, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday. The Haramain High-Speed Train on Wednesday resumed its service between Makkah and Madinah after a gap of over two and a half months.

The train had started operation from the railway station of the new terminal of Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) last Wednesday after the main station in Sulaymaniyah District in Jeddah was rendered inoperative following a massive fire. The Sulaymaniyah station engulfed in the fire that occurred on Sept. 29, forcing a temporary suspension of service on the Makkah-Jeddah-Madinah route.

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There will be 12 daily round trips between Madinah and Makkah, which will transport passengers on a regular schedule five days a week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

5,000 passengers will be transported every day, with each journey transporting 417 passengers. During peak hours Haramain trains run every 10 minutes and the rail service has the capacity to carry 20 million passengers a year.

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