Haramain High Speed Train project, also known as Jeddah - Mecca - Medina High Speed Railway or 'Western Railways', will be launched next year. The 453-kilometer-long railway line, which will ease the troubles experienced by the pilgrims coming to Jeddah Airport, will begin to carry pilgrims next year.
The high-speed train that connects the holy city of Medina and Mecca and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia will connect the artificial city 'King Abdulaziz Economic City' built in the north of Jeddah to King Abdulaziz International Airport Station via a line of 3.75 kilometers through Jeddah. .
Saudi Arabia The biggest project of railway transportation, which is completed all the stations, will be opened partially at the end of this year and will be fully operational in March 2018. The electric high-speed train, consisting of a total of 2009 stations, launched in 5, will go to 300 miles per hour. Saudi Arabia welcomes millions of surgeons and pilgrims every year and will provide a safe and comfortable transportation to the pilgrims. It will also ease the congestion of pilgrims. The high-speed train line will carry three million passengers a year, including umreci and pilgrims.
Pilgrims who flown from Istanbul in the evening by the present system, could land at Jeddah Airport two hours later, but could reach their hotel at noon the next day because of legal procedures and heavy traffic. In the same way, they were making an 10 trip in the desert between Mecca and Medina. When the high-speed train comes to life, pilgrims will arrive from Mecca to Mecca in half an hour, and from Medina to Mecca in 1.5. The second station in Medina was made by the Turks after the first historical station at 1908 in the Hijaz Railway.
The construction of the project, Medina and Mecca stations was carried out by the Turkish company Yapı Merkezi İnşaat, which has signed many projects, and the Saudi Bin Laden Group Consortium. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Medina Station in Medina in February and visited the Medina Station and made some observations. He was informed by Erdem Arıoğlu, Deputy Chairman of Yapı Merkezi Board of Directors.
Source : the site www.hurriyet.com.tr