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Top 10 Middle East construction projects due to open in 2018

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Dec 24, 2017


Top project completions in 2018.
Top project completions in 2018.

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1. The Haramain High Speed train

Under construction since 2009, the Haramain High Speed train will link the cities of Medina and Makkak to Jeddah to support the transport of pilgrims.

Using 449.2 kilometres (279.1 mi) of main line and a 3.75-kilometre (2.33 mi) branch connection to King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), the 21-minute train ride will begin operation in 2018 and plans to link with the Makkah metro railway.

The railway will be completed by the beginning of next year, Minister of Transport Al-Amoudi said in November.  

In the future, the train will be linked to other railway lines and to the Jeddah Islamic Port.

The 450-kilometer railway has five stops in its network starting from Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh, and Madinah.

It aims to transport 60 million commuters annually and will travel at 300 kmph.

 

 



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