It has been reported that new trains that can reach a speed of 180 kilometers per hour will be used on the train line between Riyadh and Dammam cities of Saudi Arabia. Four new trains will go into service this November.
Mohammed El Suveykit, head of the Saudi Railways Organization, said the first train will arrive in November and the remaining trains will join the fleet in December.
Speaking to Arab News, the official noted that the trains are produced by the Spanish CAF company. Trains that can go up to 180 kilometers per hour even in bad weather conditions will be primarily used between Riyadh and Dammam. Trains will then serve on Dammam - El Ahsa and Riyad-El Ahsa lines.
El Suveykit, the Middle East's largest and one of the world's largest 25 economy in Saudi Arabia, the country's development for the development of railway transportation and said that a series of projects continued. Infrastructure projects include connecting the Western and Eastern regions and the North and Central regions with railway networks and linking the holy cities with other Gulf countries.
According to the authorities, the main plan of the cooperation between the German International Cooperation and the Saudi Arabian 2010-2040, the framework of long-term passenger and freight transport network was prepared and the principles of the development project were determined.