Haramain High Speed Rail[size=32]First trial train arrives in Jeddah[/size]
Thursday, 29 January 2015
MADINAH — The first trains to be launched on the tracks by Madinah railway station were set in motion to Jeddah on Tuesday, Al-Madina reported.
Many passersby showed their excitement over the new train carriages by taking photos and videos.
A spokesman from the new development stated that the number of the carriages that arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port have reached 14 so far.
The technical team is working on launching the first trial of carts before the grand opening.
He also added that the stations in Makkah, Jeddah, Rabigh and Madinah are 90 percent completed.
So far, the route distance takes up about 450 km.
The project represents a major innovative development in the country that aims to facilitate fast transportation between the Makkah and Madinah regions.