Saudi: Rail network size to be tripled

Saudi Arabia

Saudi: Rail network size to be tripled

Saudi Arabia plans to more than triple the size of its rail network with 8,000 kilometers of new track.

There are currently about 3,650 km of track on the Saudi rail network, on three lines.

The 2,750 km North-South line runs from Riyadh to the border with Jordan, and has feeder lines to mineral mining operations in the north of the Kingdom.

The Riyadh-Dammam stretches 450 km from the capital to the east coast, and the new 450 km Haramain high-speed line connects the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City to the north.

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