The Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) on has successfully launched the first high-speed train that will run from Jeddah to Madinah to carry pilgrims.
On Tuesday SRO has conducted the first complete trial run of the Haramain high-speed train from Jeddah to Madinah.
The Haramain high-speed train will reduce the travel time between two cities Jeddah to Madinah and will run with the speed of 330 kph and will take only 90 minutes to reach the destination.
The new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive Haramain high-speed train travel will let you save nearly 120 minutes of the recent travel between Jeddah and Madinah.
The trail run of the Haramain high-speed train form Jeddah and Madinah was attended by the Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, deputy emir of Makkah region, Minister of Transport Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, a team of Spanish officials along with Saudi Railways Organization officials, experts from Saudi Rail Road and local and international media representatives.
Currently the SRO is conducting tests to ensure the compatibility of all gears of the high-speed system.
The trial run of Haramain high-speed train started at Al-Sulaimaniah station in Jeddah at 1:00 p.m. and the train which carried around 470 passengers raced toward King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh.
After a break of about 1 hour 15 minutes the train left for Madinah at 3:00 p.m., finally reaching the Prophet’s City at 4:15 p.m.
The Haramain high-speed train traveled at speeds between 300-330 kph during the 90-minute run among the two cities.
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