The Saudi Arabian government continues its work with only a few days before the Eid-al-Adha. The high-speed train, which serves as part of the Arafat-Mina Muzdelife Train Project, is ready to transport the pilgrims to Arafat. The train, which was built in the region between Arafat and Mina and has a carrying capacity of 500 thousand people per hour, will carry the pilgrims staying in tents in the area close to the stations.
With the project costing 6 billion 750 million Riyals, some of the pilgrims can reach Arafat in a short time. A total of 20 high-speed trains carry pilgrims at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour. Providing information about the project, which has been in service for three years, Fahd Bin Muhammed Ahmet Abu Tarbuş, General Manager of the Arafat-Mina-Muzdelife Train Project, said that they do not give any privileges to any country among those who use the train.
Arafat Mina Muzdelife Train Project to Be Realized
Stating that the pilgrims on the train route will also benefit from this opportunity, Tarbuş noted that there is no point in bringing the pilgrims in the north, for example, by bus and transporting them by train. He stated that only those who have tents near the train can benefit from this service.
General Manager Tarbuş listed the countries that will take the train this year: South Asia, Turkey, those coming from Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and some Arab countries pilgrims and some European countries. Noting that a train can carry 3 pilgrims, Tarbuş said that it takes 600 minutes from Arafat to Muzdalifah, and 7 minutes from Muzdalifa to Mina.