Haramain train open to public from next Thursday

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The Haramain High Speed Train will start commercial operations on Thursday (Oct. 11).

Public Transport Authority Chief and Acting President of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) Rumaih Al-Rumaih announced that the authority approved the operation plan presented by the Saudi–Spanish consortium — Al-Shoula Group, which is the operator of the project, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated the Haramain Express Train on Sept. 25. The King traveled to Madinah on board the train after inaugurating the train service at Jeddah station.

Mohammed Fida, director general of the Haramain High Speed Train Project, said tickets can booked online through the project website link (www.hhr.sa).

Passengers can contact the special customer service number (92000 4433) for queries about the timing of trips and ticket fares.

There are ticket reservation and purchase facilities at the railway stations in Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and Rabigh.

This will also coincide with the launching of a special app for booking and purchasing of tickets.

In the beginning, there will be scheduled weekly trips from Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be eight services daily on both sides (four trips each side) in the morning and evening.